Inseparable Lise and Lola spend the carefree summer of their 18th birthdays together, along with friends, on a beach in the Mediterranean town of Marseille. Celebrating the beginning of the rest of their lives, they soon realize that nothing lasts forever when someone gets lost in the water.
Émilie Aussel’s assured debut feature offers a radiant portrait of a blissful, lethargic summer that is abruptly interrupted by grief. Our Eternal Summer takes the coming-of-age film on a beach holiday, while offering a poignant reminder of how brief, and how beautiful, adolescence can be.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France