Une robe d'été (A Summer Dress) (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Une robe d'été (A Summer Dress) (1996)

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Fed up with his boyfriend, a young man has a brief encounter with a woman he meets on the beach in this short from director François Ozon. A Summer Dress opens with the straitlaced Frédéric (Frédéric Mangenot) criticizing the more flamboyant Sébastien (Sébastien Charles) for incessantly prancing around their cabin while blasting his favorite '60s pop singer, Sheila. Frédéric bikes to the beach to escape and meets an older woman named Lucia (Lucia Sanchez) who, without much conversation, leads him to a secluded spot where they have sex. Frédéric notices an onlooker during their lovemaking; when he returns to the beach, his clothes have been stolen. With no choice but to wear Lucia's spare dress, Sébastien prepares himself for an odd confrontation with Frédéric. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

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A piece of cotton fabric has seldom transformed a life more.

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Audience Reviews for Une robe d'été (A Summer Dress)

A cutesy little film about the sexual adventures of a young gay man in the summer near a beach. The film is very simple, a man who disliked his flamboyant boyfriend acting femininely, decided to go to the woods nearby and encounter a mysterious woman who allowed him to discover a different side of him. It's very explicit but yet has a great deal of meaning within. François Ozon was a genius at directing short films like these, it's an enjoyable LGBT film.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

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A short film (approx 15 min) from director François Ozon, available under the special features section of his See the Sea DVD. Conceptionaly sound but far too explicit for me. Ozon drifts into tangents of soft-core gay porn, forcing guys like me to keep one finger on the 'fast-forward' button at all times.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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