Real lasting beauty is rare in this world. Beauty with a foundation, with potential for lasting traditions for generations to come is rare. When you find those things, when you’re lucky enough to be born into a connection with those things, don’t let it go.
I kept saying that as I watched “Summer Hours,” a very moving, poignant film about family, loss and the complexity of modern life. Don’t let go!! That house!! It’s wonderful, old, thoroughly lived in, big, cumbersome and surrounded by a great lawn with huge, tall trees and room enough for children to run free and laugh and develop memories that will last their entire lives. Don’t let it go.
But life today is so complicated. Family gatherings, even in summer, are complicated and hard to work out.
Jérémie (played by Jérémie Renier) has been living in China and travels from there to France for his mother’s 75th birthday party. His sister, Adrienne (played by Juliette … Click to continue . . .