A Burning Hot Summer

A Burning Hot Summer ★★★★

dissociating colour and dramaturgy while clashing framing towards hermeneutics, this is one of garrel’s most complex films, not only a tale of doomed love as many seem to think, but also an extremely meticulous and political flick. it’s not only about the main couple, but about them working as a diptych with the other couple in the film and their relation with the art and political establishment. ghosts of 68 as always are present, cinecittà as a doomed cemetery, patriarchy and greek art, nouvelle vague and europe’s post war economical and cultural routes - a haunted film.

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