THE SUMMER HOUSE
O.V. in French and English subtitled in Spanish and English
Bruni-Tedeschi, to whom the Seville Festival paid tribute in 2016, abandons herself without complexes to self-parody and even slapstick in this film where she laughs at her films, her relationships, her family and, above all, at herself. The summer house of the title, on the Côte d’Azur, is where Anna (Bruni-Tedeschi) goes to spend her holidays, surrounded by her chaotic, dysfunctional hodgepodge of relatives and friends, in an attempt to get over a break-up and to write the script of her next film.
Direction: Valeria Bruni-tedeschi
Script: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Agnès de Sacy
Cinematography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing: Anne Weil
Sound: François Waledisch
Cast: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Pierre Arditi, Valeria Golino, Noémie Lvovsky, Yolande Moreau, Marisa Borini, Bruno Raffaelli, Riccardo Scamarcio.
Production: Alexandra Henochsberg, Patrick Sobelman, Angelo Barbagallo
Production Company: Ad Vitam, Ex Nihilo, BiBi Film, Rai Cinema
Bruni Tedeschi has behind her a long career as an actress and filmmaker, for which she received a tribute at the Seville Festival in 2016. Ozon, Spielberg, Chéreau, Bonitzer, Bartas and Bellocchio have directed her, and she has won such awards for her roles as the César or the David di Donatello. She was born in Turin in 1964 and lives and works in France. She studied theatre in Nanterre, where she was a pupil of Patrice Chéreau, in whose film Hotel de France she made her debut in 1987. As director, she began in 2003 with It’s Easier for a Camel …,directing and starring since then in the films Actrices (2007, Special Jury Award in the section Un Certain Regard at Cannes), Un Château en Italie (2013), the film for television Les trois soeurs (2015) and the documentary Une jeune fille de 90 ans (2016). La casa de verano is her latest film.