SUMMER (Zomer in its original Dutch), in which a girl on the cusp of young womanhood, who is both attractive and smart yet never feels that she quite fits in, discovers what her sexual wants and needs really are. In gay men's movies, we call this "coming out." In lesbian women's films, the event often tends to be less raucous and dramatic, more inner and "felt."
Colette Bothof (shown at right), fledgling writer Marjolein Bierens and the fine cast assembled here, this ongoing "event," which I must admit we've seen many, many times previ-ous, takes on new interest and appeal, mostly by virtue of the movie's locations and setting. We're in a small and quite provincial country town in The Nether-lands, in which, as our narrator and heroine, Anne (Sigrid ten Napel, below), explains it, "nothing changes."
Jade Olieberg, below, who immediately charms the pants off Anne, and the two begin a courtship dance that involves much back-and-forth, yes-and-no behavior from Anne.
This latter event is shocking and strange yet seems quite in keeping with the ideas of the local populace and even the Church. The film is clearly against the idea of organized and powerful religion, yet it also allows us to see and object to an unpleasant bit of cat-calling against those who follow that religion.
Wolfe Video has stepped up to that plate, distributing the film via VOD, across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com .