With New York’s heat about to reach blistering levels in the upcoming weeks, this week’s edition of our Community Corner asks what your favorite film to take place during the summer is. And just to reiterate: the film does not have to have been released in the summer but rather set during the summer.
With that clarification made, frequently popular mentions included Alfonso Cuarón’s Y tu mamá también, Walter Hill’s The Warriors, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, and Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga. The most popular directors cited were Eric Rohmer and Yasujirō Ozu, while certain films with the season in the title (500 Days of Summer) were included for fun.
A full list of recommendations submitted by community members from across the globe can be found below, as can the theatrical trailer for the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2021 selection, Summer of ’85, from director François Ozon, which will open in our theaters on June 18th.
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— Matthew Pariselli (@MattPariselli) May 22, 2021
The Talented Mr Ripley – ah the Italian coast!
— Andrea Joyce (@acjoyce) May 21, 2021
— ames. (@amezilla) May 22, 2021
— bartholomew talabi (@Dele_Sanchez) May 22, 2021
s/o The Inkwell too
— Enjoy Yourself (Its Later Than You Think) (@MaqueEsquire) May 21, 2021
Well not sure if it was in summer. But certainly it was with Summer pic.twitter.com/B7bol6tZ2s
— wisteria ~ tia ~ (@wisteriaover) May 22, 2021
— Daryl (@dardarjinx) May 22, 2021
Every ozu film felt like it's summer
— விக்னேஷ் (Vignesh E) (@theothervignesh) May 22, 2021
— Christine 🎞🎙📚 (@vintagegal82) May 21, 2021