Our Eternal Summer
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    Our Eternal Summer

    L'Été l'éternité

    Directed by

    France

    2021

    75 min

    • French

    Drama

    To live and to love at the age of 18, immersing yourself in the carefree summer days and nights, losing your best friend suddenly, and realizing that nothing lasts forever. It’s a time of decisive encounters in order to be reborn.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize (Cineasti del presente) - Locarno FF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Émilie Aussel
    Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam
    Yacine Badday
    Cinematography
    Mathieu Bertholet
    Editing
    Vincent Tricon
    Music
    Damien Ravnich
    Bertrand Wolff
    Sales
    SHELLAC

    Press

    Urges us to think about the brutal reality of dealing with loss at a young age, a void which swallows up the innocence and insouciance you believed to be eternal.

    Cineuropa

    Emilie Aussel

    Emilie Aussel

    France

    I’ve always been drawn to romantic or impressionist painting. I like to think of my films as paintings of feelings, to combine landscapes and characters. In all of my films, I like to tell myself that the landscapes feel the same things as the characters.

    Emilie Aussel was born in 1980 in Montpellier. She lives in Paris and Marseille. She graduated from Les Beaux-Arts in Montpellier in 2001 and from Villa Arson in Nice in 2003. Then she studied at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing in 2006. She makes videos and movies which are screened in various festivals in France and abroad. She also makes some choreographic, theatrical and musical creations and some video installations for the stage. Her latest work is the film OUR ETERNAL SUMMER (2021) which was selected at Locarno FF 2021 and won a Special Jury Prize there.

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