Summer Hours

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Released 2008

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Director:
Olivier Assayas
Released:
2008
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Summer Hours is a critically acclaimed French drama that revolves around 75-year-old H''l''ne (Edith Scob) and her family, who must decide what to do with her extensive art collection. H''l''ne's three children and their own families -- traveling from as far away as New York and China -- gather one last time at the matriarch's country house after her death. The house once belonged to H''l''ne's uncle, a famous artist, and H''l''ne has preserved his valuable possessions. Fr''d''ric (Charles Berling) assumes that his siblings will honor their mother's wishes and keep the estate in the family. But he soon learns that they may be more interested in the fortune to be made from the museum-quality pieces that furnish the house; even a couple of ordinary-looking glass vases turn out to be priceless works of art. Critics have hailed Summer Hours as a mature meditation on family, memory, and the meaning of value.
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