The American secretary Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) travels from Ohio to Venice. Jane is a middle-age single and lonely woman that has saved money for her dream trip. On the arrival, she immediately befriends the owner of the boarding house Signora Fiorini (Isa Miranda). During the night, she goes to a café and an Italian helps her to call the waiter. Jane feels sort of uncomfortable for being alone and on the next day, she sees a red glass goblet in the window of an antique store. The owner, Renato de Rossi (Rossano Brazzi), who is the man that helped her, explains that it is an ancient goblet from the eighteenth century and therefore expensive. Then he also explains that she should always bargain for a lower price in Venice. Jane recognizes Renato from the previous night and becomes clumsy. Soon Renato woos her, but the needy Jane is afraid to love.
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With this sublimely bittersweet tale of romantic longing, director David Lean left behind the British soundstage to capture in radiant Technicolor the sun-splashed glory of Venice at the height of summer. In a tour de force of fearless vulnerability, Katharine Hepburn portrays the conflicting emotions that stir the heart of a lonely, middle-aged American tourist who is forced to confront her insecurities when she is drawn into a seemingly impossible affair with a charming Italian shopkeeper (Rossano Brazzi) amid the ancient city’s canals and piazzas. Lean’s personal favorite among his own films, Summertime is an exquisitely tender evocation of the magic and melancholy of a fleeting, not-quite-fairy-tale romance.
STARS...........: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi
DIRECTOR........: David Lean
WRITERS.........: H.E. Bates, David Lean, Arthur Laurents (original play)
GENRE...........: Comedy, Romance, Drama
RUNTIME.........: 1h 40mn
SIZE............: 7.29 GB
VIDEO CODEC.....: HEVC ([email protected])
BITRATE.........: 10000 Kbps (2-pass)
ASPECT RATIO....: 1.37:1
FRAMERATE.......: 23.976 fps
AUDIO1..........: English FLAC 1.0
AUDIO2..........: Commentary by cinema scholar Dr. Mark Nicholls
SOURCE..........: Criterion Blu-ray, R4 DVD
ENCODE DATE.....: 2022-08-03
• New interview with film historian Melanie Williams.
• Interview from 1963 with director David Lean.
• Audio excerpts from a 1988 interview with cinematographer Jack Hildyard.
• Commentary by cinema scholar Dr. Mark Nicholls [R4 DVD - Thx Phaota]