Film Screening: A Burning Hot Summer


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

This film is part of the Nanovic Institute Spring 2013 Film Series: Contemporary European Cinema.

Loosely evoking Godard’s Contempt, A Burning Hot Summer examines the once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frédéric (Louis Garrel) and his movie-star wife Angèle (Monica Bellucci) as it hits the rocks. When another young couple, actors Paul (Jérôme Robart) and Elisabeth (Céline Sallette), joins them on a Roman holiday, tensions and passions flare. Directed by Philippe Garrel.

The film will be introduced by Ed Dimenberg, professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Ticket prices are $7 (general admission), $6 (faculty/staff), $5 (senior citizens), and $4 (students).

To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 574.631.2800 or visit

About the film series:

Each semester, the Nanovic Institute creates a thematic film series focused on European cinema. Each screening in the series will have a twenty-minute introductory presentation by a filmmaker or scholar. All films are shown in the THX-certified Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus.