Assayas introduces Summer with Monika in France


If you want to hear what director, critic and Bergman connaisseur Assayas has to say about the film, you need to be at the Institut Lumière in Lyon, 25 March.

To whet your appetite, and for those of you who can’t make it, here’s something Assayas has said before about Monika:

‘The film radiates with the happiness and simple joy in telling this story. It’s something completely exceptional, almost unique in the history of cinema.’

Word. Assayas’ talk is of course on the occasion of the seven films now being distributed in France. (Otherwise, it wasn’t long ago since the Lyonnais had their faire share of Bergman.)

Read more at the Ingmar Bergman website, or at the Lumiere page.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.