Iris Feature 2015

Summer (Zomer)

Anna, a quiet 16 year old, yearns to escape the confines of her small town. With the arrival of the alluring leather-clad Lena, Anna finally gets the boost she needs.

DIRECTOR: Colette Bothof
CAST: Sigrid ten Napel, Jade Olieberg, Lisa Smit
Netherlands, 85min

Anna, a quiet 16 year old, yearns to escape the confines of her small town. With the arrival of the alluring leather-clad Lena, Anna finally gets the boost she needs. With authentic performances and cinematography that captures the languor and heat of summertime, this story of sexual awakening inevitably deals with the end of childhood and choosing your own life.

Summer is a delightful film about growing pains and young people craving for independence while also needing to fit in.