It is time for a summer break. I will spend the heatwave reading and watching films (and tweeting no doubt), and be back here in a month, July 24. See you then!
If you do not know what to watch this summer, here are five suggestions:
Daisy Kenyon (Otto Preminger 1947)
Adoption (Márta Mészáros 1975)
Hope and Glory (John Boorman 1987)
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien 2005)
The Savages (Tamara Jenkins 2007)
I shall end with this moment from Camus's novel The Plague:
'Granted!' Cottard rejoined. 'But what do you mean by "a return to normal life"?'
Tarrou smiled. 'New films at the picture-houses.'
(Translation by Stuart Gilbert.)