An Unforgettable Summer  (Un été inoubliable)

An Unforgettable Summer (Un été inoubliable)

Drama - Sweden
1hour 37 min  |  2013
Romania in the 1920's. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to a dark and dangerous outpost on the frontier between Bulgaria and Romania where their relationship and humanity are severely tested.

"Actress Kristin Scott Thomas views the peak of her career as her role in an obscure movie for which she had to speak Romanian. The movie of which the star is so proud is the little-known 1994 film known to English-speaking audiences as An Unforgettable Summer. But Scott Thomas admits that rather than learn Romanian for the part, she read her lines phonetically. She had all the lines translated into French, which she speaks fluently, so she knew what she was saying. She explains, "The deal was they were going to dub me. But in the end they didn't bother because I was able to say it with enough conviction. It's a great, great movie. Really great." 

Director: Lucian Pintilie
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas,  Claudiu Bleont,  Olga Tudorache

Cannes Film Festival 1994

Nominated - Palme d'Or  Lucian Pintilie