Summer Scars

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63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Brothers Tony and Noé pass the long, sweltering summer days playing games of chance and death… until the accident that will change their lives forever. Ten years later, now young adults and back in Royan, they cross paths with Cassandra, their childhood love. But even after all this time, the brothers are still hiding a secret… A fantastical dark and surreal coming-of-age feature that explores the powerful bounds of brotherhood, summer romances, and mourning.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Simon Rieth
Script: Simon Rieth, Léa Riche
Cinematography: Marine Atlan
Editing: Guillaume Lillo
Sound: Guilhem Domercq
Actors: Raymond Baur, Simon Baur, Maïra Villena, Gregory Lu, Benjamin Lu
Production: Les Films Du Poisson
Producers: Inès Daïen Dasi
Co-production: Spade, Smac Productions
Co-producers: Manuel Chiche, Violaine Barbaroux
Costumes: Charlotte Richard
Production Design: Margaux Memain
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 105΄
Contact: WIld Bunch International
Awards/Distinctions: Narcisse Award for Best Film – Neuchâtel International Fantastic FF 2022

Simon Rieth

Simon Rieth was born in Paris on September 24, 1995 and grew up in Montpellier. At the age of only 26, he has already directed 6 short films including Saint Jean (2017) and Diminishing Shine (2018), which have been selected and awarded prizes in numerous festivals including BFI Future Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, MECAL Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, and FIFIB. His first feature, Summer Scars, had its world premiere as the only French film in competition in Cannes Critics’ Week, 2022.


2016 Gone Brothers
2017 Mother There Are Your Sons (short)
2018 Saint Jean (short)
2019 Loveless (short)
2022 Summer Scars