Archive of films That Kind of Summer / Un été comme ça

2022, 137 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2022

An experimental therapy is supposed to help three women with their sexual addiction. Can abstinence resolve the traumas hidden behind the façade of wild fantasies? Taking the viewer on a journey through the treacherous terrain of female sexuality, That Kind of Summer is an exciting and playful exploration of the possibilities for presenting this subject on the screen without being shockingly explicit.


Geisha, Léonie, and Eugénie arrive at an out-of-the-way house in order to participate in an experimental therapy under the guidance of a German therapist. They have come to the countryside in search of help with sexual addiction, which has repeatedly brought them into extreme situations in life. Can abstinence resolve the traumas hidden behind the façade of wild yet essentially self-destructive sexual fantasies? Denis Côté’s latest film doesn’t try to find a clear answer but seeks to explore the treacherous terrain of female sexuality. Without superficially shocking the viewer or abandoning his provocative sense of humor, the Québécois filmmaker engages in an entertaining and playful exploration of how to depict sexuality on the big screen.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Denis Côté (1973, Perth-Andover, Canada). Selected filmography: All That She Wants (Elle veut le chaos, 2008), Curling (2010), Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (Vic et Flo ont vu un ours, 2013), Boris Without Béatrice (Boris sans Béatrice, 2016), A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse, 2017, doc.), Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des villes disparues, 2019).


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Denis Côté
Screenplay: Denis Côté
Dir. of Photography: François Messier-Rheault
Sound: Sacha Ratcliffe
Editor: Dounia Sichov
Art Director: Marie-Pier Fortier
Producer: Sylvain Corbeil, Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre
Production: Metafilms
Cast: Larissa Corriveau, Laure Giappiconi, Samir Guesmi, Aude Mathieu, Hinde Rabbaj, Anne Ratte-Polle
Sales: Shellac
Distributor: Film Europe s.r.o.


Denis Côté

Film Director


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