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Summer Hours

Released 2008
Distributor IFC Films

Olivier Assayas channels New Wave master Éric Rohmer in this drama about a family whose reunion stirs some awkward conversations about the ties that bind. Juliette Binoche stars along with the legendary Édith Scob as the family matriarch. Cinematographer Eric Gautier conjures up a sun-drenched tribute to Nestor Almendros.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.