Reviewed by AndersJames12
on 26/06/2015 17:42

This poignant tale of uncertainty greatly resonated with me despite my teenage years long since being over. Au Revoir l’été is a coming-of-age story which follows teenager, Sakuko, as she visits her Aunt in a quiet seaside town and the relationships she forms with the locals. Fukada deftly weaves influences of the French New Wave with those of New Japanese cinema to give Au Revoir l’été its own distinct voice. A charming, poetic work in a beautiful setting that took me back to my late teens.