I was treated to a wonderful surprise yesterday at the Citi-Rustan’s French Film Festival when a friend and I went to see Olivier Assayas’ L’heure d’été (Summer Hours). Assayas was there to introduce this movie, saying that while the film’s not completely auto-biographical, he was thinking of his mother while making it. He wanted to tap into the grieving process and see what can be passed on and what we can’t. It was truly a sublime movie that dealt with a lot of things — art, posterity, death, loss.
Check out the rest of the film festival. Admission is free.