A Burning Hot Summer

When painter Frederic and his Italian actress wife, Angele, invite Paul and his new girlfriend, Elisabeth, to live with them in Rome, their relationships become tangled as desire, infidelity and jealousy intrude.
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While I have to acknowledge Garrel's skill, the film, which actually has its compelling moments, falls somewhat flat.
Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
Garrel's work is indebted to silent cinema style, but his recent films have shown a real flair for dialogue too.
Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader  full review
"A Burning Hot Summer" failed to persuade me of any reason for its existence.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
There are spirited moments, notably Angele's torrid dance with another man at a party. But the film's observations are surprisingly retrograde, even absurd.
Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post  full review
Here and elsewhere you linger in moments that, like memories and dreams, can feel severed from storybook time.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times  full review
Although Angele's religious faith and Frederic's belief in luck seem like strained attempts at adding heft to the material, the film nevertheless works up a potent dramatic restlessness...
Nick Schager, Village Voice  full review
This existential-romantic roundelay barely simmers, and certainly doesn't scorch.
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Available From: Nov 14, 2012
  • Queued by: 244 people
Directed By
Philippe Garrel
Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette, Jérôme Robart, Vladislav Galard, Vincent Macaigne, Maurice Garrel

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