Directed By
Adriano Mendes
Portuguese (English Subtitles)
World Cinema Features

O Primeiro Verão (The First Summer)

The first summer shapes the first years of our lives: we are freer after our first summer, when we make our first decisions, when we have time to feel in our own terms, without hurrying. This film has the pace of the summer holidays spent on temporary jobs, driving classes, taking walks by the river and falling naively in love. Isabel meets Miguel and every day they get a little closer. The easiness of summer might not be perpetuated in time.This debut film of director Adriano Mendes has that same naivety, the charm of a first summer under the sun of the long walks, when nothing can go wrong. But the following season brings new ordeals and one must know how to look after a summer love.

Friday, July 17 at 1:15PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA) Wednesday, July 22 at 11:30AM in The Toby (IMA)