'Summer Hours' is a film that talus to us a out the present. The mother of this family is celebrating her 75th birthday at their summer place outside of Paris. During this time she speaks to her oldest son, Frederic, played by Charles Berlinger. She wants him to know about the things she will be leaving behind, some very old and worthwhile when she us dead, and what should be done. She does not write anything down and does not trust lawyers. Her other children, Adrienne, played by Juliette Binoche us a very busy artist living in New York, and Jeremie played by Jeremie Renier lives in a China with his I family. They visit once a year as the mother expects, and this film is really about them.
Of course, the mother soon dies, the family decides to sell everything or give some of the valuable to a museum. The memories of mom center around her living with her uncle, a great artist, after their father and her husband dies. They all have their memories, and we share a little about their lives and their families. This film is about their decisions and his they will proceed with their lives. It gives us a glimpse into our futures.
Recommended. prisrob 05-25-14