Q&A with Laura Luchetti on May 31

Loosely adapted from a novel by Cesare Pavese, the latest from Laura Luchetti is a sensuously attuned portrait of female coming-of-age. Set in Turin in 1938, the film follows 17-year-old new-in-town dressmaker Ginia (Yile Yara Vianello) as she finds herself falling for artists’ model Amelia (Deva Cassel) and falling in with Amelia’s party-going cohort. She tries to make sense of her burgeoning attraction to Amelia, despite the disapproval of her older brother Severino (Nicolas Maupas). Sensitively staged and exquisitely shot, The Beautiful Summer lives up to its title, capturing the ecstasies and agonies of young love on the cusp of adulthood. A Film Movement release.