SUMMER NIGHTSLes nuits d’été
directed by Mario Fanfani
Mario Fanfani; 2014; France; 104 min.; in French with English subtitles
What if you had a dark secret? How long could you contain it before it tears your world apart? In 1959 provincial France, Michel is reaching the breaking point. His family and community know him as a mild-mannered husband, father, and bureaucrat, but most weekends he escapes to their secluded country home where he can be herself: Mylène. With longtime friend Flavia, Mylène’s female identity grows. A father, a husband, a mother, a wife—can Mylène embody all these at once and unify her fractured worlds? This atmospheric period piece challenges the boundaries and multiplicities of identity within us all.
CONTAINS IDENTITY-BASED ABUSE, IMPLIED VIOLENCE
Run time: 104 min.
Directed By: Mario Fanfani