Summer of 85 (Été 85) (On Demand)
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Summer of 85 (Été 85) (On Demand)

Dripping in 80s nostalgia, Summer of 85 is an intoxicating and sexy French film about a tumultuous journey of first love and sexual discovery.

At 16, Alexis (Félix Lefebvre) capsizes his friend’s boat and is rescued by the intriguing and electric David, played by Benjamin Voisin (Proud QSFF20). What follows is a thrilling dive heart-first into a tale of young romance and tragedy. With a soundtrack full of 1970s and 1980s bangers, and cinematography soaked in a retro haze, French auteur François Ozon returns to the style and lustful queer energy of his early films.

Call Me by Your Name meets Stand by Me in this Cannes-selected rollercoaster of summer love.

Content warning: Suicide ideation shown visually and strobe lighting

2020 Merlinka Festival inner Best Feature Film
2021 Online Film Critics Society Awards, winner Best Non-U.S. Release

 “Summer of 85 transports viewers to a place, time and feeling that feel altogether real, and not nearly as far away as they initially might seem." - Washington Post

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