Summer Day
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As summer fades from a small French town, young adolescent Sebastien (Baptiste Bertin) struggles with his own sexual identity and with internalized, often contradictory erotic feelings, in director Franck Guerin's understated coming-of-ager A Summer Day. Sebastien spends the majority of his time assisting his single father (Philippe Fretun) in the latter's garage, but warms even more to palling around with male friend Mickael (Theo Frilet - a boy he quietly finds sensual and erotic. When a bizarre accident involving a soccer goal post kills Mikael, the event not only plunges the town… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautiful boys and unfulfilled homoerotic desires, which have become a subgenre in recent French cinema, are nicely exemplified in Franck Guerin's feature debut."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Guérin is a very gifted director of actors and his work with newcomer Baptiste Bertin is astounding. The lingering close-ups of Bertin's face are like a road map to the complex inner turmoil of his character."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
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