Summer Hours - Museum objects and memory

Film by Olivier Assayas explores memory partly through objects and their meaning - the Museum D'orsay stars in the film. The house of a well known artists is sold by the family after the death of the last member of the family (the mother of the family and the niece of the artist) who really knew the artist. With the death of the mother the personal stories behind the objects begin to fade and are replaced by art history narratives. The various associations with the house and objects of the generations of the family are explored and the film becomes a very interesting exploration of death, memory and family, with a subplot of modernity against tradition.

Heure d'�t�, L' (2008)


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