Summer of 85

Été 85

97 mins
7.6 / 10 (2781)


When 16-year-old Alexis is caught up in the deceitful Normandy sea, David heroically saves him from drowning. And, this is how Alexis meets the person of his life. But, how long will this tumultuous, dreamy relationship last? Will the dream last for more than one summer, the summer of 85?

MUBI's take

A ravishing 1980s time capsule, François Ozon’s queer romance whisks us off to the French coast where the sun shines bright and earworms from The Cure and Bananarama are on at full blast. Like the changing ocean tides, the wistful fleetingness of youth only intensifies the passions of first love.