Widely hailed by critics as 2009's best film, Summer Hours is the great contemporary French filmmaker Olivier Assayas's most personal film to date. Three siblings, played by Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, and JÃ©rÃ©mie Renier, must decide what to do with the country estate and objects they've inherited from their mother. From this simple story, Assayas creates a nuanced, exquisitely made drama about the material of globalized modern living. Naturalistic and unsentimental yet suffused with genuine warmth, this is that rare film that pays respect to family by treating it with honesty. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Olivier Assayas and cinematographer Eric Gautier; New video interview with Assayas; A short documentary featuring interviews with Assayas and actors Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche, and showing the cast and crew on set; Inventory, an hour-long documentary by Olivier Gonard, shot partly in Paris's MusÃ©e d'Orsay, that examines the film's approach to art; Theatrical trailer; New and improved English subtitle translation; PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Kent Jones.
Jeremie Renier,Charles Berling,Edith Scob,Juliette Binoche,Dominique Reymond
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle's exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), a successful New York designer, Frederic (Charles Berling), an economist and university professor in Paris, and Jeremie (Jeremie Renier), a dynamic businessman in China, confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future.