CLASSIC: SUMMER LIGHT

CLASSIC

SUMMER LIGHT (N/C 15)
LUMIERE D’ETE

A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragi-comic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager and to a dam worker. 

Scripted by Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche, the film was banned from cinemas for the duration of the Occupation for its dark portrayal of the hedonistic excesses of the ruling class. Today, it is often singled out as Jean Grémillon’s greatest achievement. It was shot at the Victorine Studios in Nice and on location at Soursac in the Dordogne.

Director: Jean Grémillon
Cast: Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson, Paul Bernard

1942 | France| 112 mins | Print source IFCinéma

“Banned by Vichy censors, this Occupation-era study of social clashes remains powerful today.” The List

      SCREENINGS
CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK   Sat 4 Dec (15:30) & Mon 6 Dec (17:45)

DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS   Sun 5 Dec (15:30)

EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE  Wed 10 Nov (15:30) & (18:00)

GLASGOW FILM THEATRE   Sun 14 Nov (14:20)

INVERNESS EDEN COURT   Sat 4 Dec (14:00) & (20:30)

LONDON CINE LUMIERE  Sun 7 Nov (16:10)

NOTTINGHAM BROADWAY   Sun 5 Dec 15:30

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