Allan Arkush on

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.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.