Laura: Shadows of a Summer (1979)

Posted By : pgf000 | Date : 31 Dec 2011 21:58:15 | Comments : 1 |

Laura: Shadows of a Summer (1979)
Laura, les ombres de l'été
MKV (H264) | 662x558 25.00fps | Dual audio: French, German | Dolby AC3 48000Hz stereo 192 kbps | Built-in subs: English, Serbian, Italian | 01:26:12 | 918 Mb
Drama/Romance | Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Maud Adams, Dawn Dunlap and James Mitchell

French romantic drama film directed by the legendary photographer David Hamilton. It stars a then sixteen year old Dawn Dunlap as the title character. Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15 years old daughter Laura, who looks now like her mother when Paul was in love with her. Laura likes him very much too, but her jealous mother prevents any further contact. She allows him to make a sculpture of Laura, but only from photos.

David Hamilton's "Laura" has got to be one of the most gorgeous erotic films of all time. The story of a young girl's sexual awakening is a rather simple one, and certainly more based on fantasy (more specifically, 'male fantasy') than reality. 15 year-old Laura (Dawn Dunlap) lives in a pastel world where everything is white, everyone is beautiful, and nothing is quite real. Laura develops a fascination with the much older Paul, a sculptor with an eye for a special kind of beauty. The conflict here, is that Paul is the former lover of Laura's mother Sara, (Maud Adams). Here develops a classic situation of mother/daughter competition. When Paul sees the beautiful Laura, he is smitten, at the girls beauty, and also at how she resembles Sara, at age 15. Sara's attempts to keep the two separate are not entirely successful. Filmed on the French Riviera, in soft focus style, by renowned photographer Hamilton, you can imagine the look of the film, if you are familiar with his work. It is strange, quiet, dreamlike, quite unlike anything i have seen before. Quite controversial too. Dawn Dunlap, who was not so much older than the character she played, is very graceful and nice to look at, and former Bond girl Maud Adams is incredibly beautiful in this one as well.

No more mirrors!


Posted By: Snoopydog Date: 02 Mar 2012 13:33:30
Once again, thank you hugely for the reposting of this file! I couldn't find this one anywhere else! (Though I did find Tender Cousins and Biliis...)