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Summer

An outward-looking and refreshing serial where two thirty-something year olds are wondering about life and love relationships.

Été is an experiment with a new way of storytelling, using an animated comic that was specifically designed to be broadcast on Instagram. In the first series, Abel and Olivia decide to take a break during the summer and tick the boxes off their bucket list. Life together, secrets, lies, family and friendships make the 60 episodes of the following summer. The daring characters get to see a lot of new things during their journey before thinking about marriage. In series 3, the preparations are replaced by a spontaneous trip to the USA, from Chicago to Las Vegas, traveling light with only one backpack.

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© Scenario: Thomas CADÈNE et Joseph SAFIEDDINE ■ Drawing: Marie SPENALE ■ Colours: EXAHEVA ■ Music: Santore ■ Direction: Rainboxprod ■ Co-production ARTE - Bigger Than Fiction Supported by: CNC / Talent, Pictanovo and Sacem

THE CREATOR  | JULIEN AUBERT

JULIEN AUBERT is the founder and director of Bigger Than Fiction. In 2014, he wrote and directed the transmedia web-documentary Le Défi des Bâtisseurs (ARTE). With his production company, he has, since then, designed works in innovative formats including : Summer (ARTE, 2017) and Instraviata (ARTE Concert). He also co-created the Rap Fighter Cup concept (Slash - France Télévisions), an interactive musical animation series for Youtube.

THE AUTHORS | Joseph SAFIEDDINE & Thomas CADÈNE

Joseph SAFIEDDINE, born in France into a Franco-Lebanese family, divides his life between Beirut, Tyre and Paris. Lebanon has already inspired several albums: Les Lumières de Tyr (with Xavier Jimenez, 2012), Je n'ai jamais connu la guerre (with Maud Begon, 2013), and Yallah Bye (with Kyungeun Park, 2015). | Thomas CADÈNE was born in 1976 in Nîmes. Scriptwriter, he co-signed several comic strips (including Soon, published by Dargaud, in 2019). A fan of leaflet formats, he initiated the first bédénovella proposed on the Internet, Les autres gens, then Romain & Augustin for the Nouvel Obs (on marriage for all), and Été for Arte, co-written with Joseph Safieddine and broadcast on Instagram. More recently, Thomas Cadène became the assistant editor-in-chief of the bimonthly magazine for teenagers, TOPO.