ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon and Selfie Starring Blanche Gardin/Available Online From November 20

Axia Films is pleased to announce that François Ozon’s ÉTÉ 85 and SELFIE, originally scheduled for theatrical release, will be available in virtually from November 20, in partnership with Beaubien, du Parc and du Musée cinemas. ÉTÉ 85 will also screen on November 7th and 13th as part of the Cinemania Festival, which will be held online from November 4 to 22.

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon

In the summer of his 16th birthday, Alexis, on a sea trip on the Normandy coast, is heroically saved from a shipwreck by 18-year-old David. Alexis has just met the young man of his dreams. But will the dream last more than a summer? Summer ’85…

François Ozon’s new opus (Grâce à Dieu, Huit femmes) features two promising young actors, Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin, in a love story, taking place over a summer on the Normandy coast. Rounding out the cast, we find the familiar faces of Melvil Poupaud (Laurence Anyways, Grâce à Dieu), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Les Estivants, Un château en Italie) and Isabelle Nanty (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain, Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre). ÉTÉ 85 was part of the Official Selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival and was also presented at TIFF earlier this year.

SELFIE

by Thomas Bidegain, Marc Fitoussi, Tristan Aurouet, Cyril Gelblat and Vianney Lebasque

In a world where digital technology has invaded our lives, some of us end up cracking. Addict or technophobic, with family or at school, at work or in romantic relationships, SELFIE tells the fun and wild fates of Homo Numericus on the verge of a nervous breakdown…

The feature film directed with ten hands by French filmmakers Thomas Bidegain, Marc Fitoussi, Tristan Aurouet, Cyril Gelblat and Vianney Lebasque and stars Manu Payet (Tout pour être heureux, Budapest), Blanche Gardin (Molière de l’humour en 2018 et 2019), Elsa Zylberstein (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, Un plus une) and MaxBoublil (Les Gamins, Play) in a choral film, which is presented in the form of five hilarious skits about our relationship to social media and the internet.

ÉTÉ 85 and SELFIE will be available online from November 20, in partnership with the Beaubien, du Parc and du Musée cinemas. The rental will be $12 for each or $20 for both films.

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