14 August 1999 | raymond-15
This faultless production has a dream-like quality. The frustrations and uncertainties of young people in love during lazy days in summer are beautifully portrayed. I was puzzled by the reference to all the dead bees that summer (apparently it happens sometimes). Perhaps it suggests that in nature nothing is certain. Human relationships are likewise unpredictable in their outcomes. This sumptuous film is suffused with a glorious ethereal quality-sheer poetry.