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WM Focus On: François Ozon

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  • WM Focus On: François Ozon
  • Sally Luff
  • May 6, 2016

This month World Movies pays homage to breakthrough French film director and screenwriter, François Ozon whose films are known for their sharp satirical humour and easy-going view on human sexuality. Each Saturday in April, World Movies focuses on five François Ozon audience favourites including:

Saturday 2 April 6.35pm
8 Women (France, 2002)
François Ozon directs a roll call of French female legends including Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant and Emmanuelle Beart, in this madcap Agatha Christie-style musical murder-mystery.

Saturday 9 April 6.40pm
In The House (France, 2012)
A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student’s increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend’s family. Nominated for six French Cesar Awards

Saturday 16 April 6.45pm
Swimming Pool (France, 2003)
An absorbing erotic thriller set in the French countryside; from one of France’s most daring directors, Francois Ozon. Stars cinema legend Charlotte Rampling and a seductive Ludivine Sagnier.

Saturday 23 April 6.40pm
The New Girlfriend (France, 2014)
When her best friend Lea dies, Claire falls into a deep depression. However, after discovering a surprising secret about her late friend’s husband, she’s given a new lease on life.

Saturday 30 April 6.55pm
Young & Beautiful (France, 2013)
Told over the course of four seasons with four songs, this lyrical film portrays the coming-of-age of a 17-year-old French girl as she experiences a sexual awakening, exploring love and her identity.

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