Category Archives: François Ozon

Une Nouvelle Amie (The New Girlfriend)

Sexuality and gender beam fluorescent pink in François Ozon’s playful adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s short story, ‘The New Girlfriend’. Romain Duris plays David, who after the death of his wife is left to raise their baby alone. His wife’s best … Continue reading

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Dans La Maison (In the House)

Claude (Ernst Umhauer) is a lonely sixteen year-old boy with an intelligent, ghostly skin and a gift for storytelling. His talent catches the attention of Germain (Fabrice Luchini), his French literature teacher, when he submits a piece of creative writing, … Continue reading

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Potiche

François Ozon’s adoration of the power and complexity in women is infectious. In this gloriously light comedy about matriarchy, Catherine Deneuve is the resplendent Suzanne Pujol, the ‘potiche’ (trophy wife) of Robert (Fabrice Luchini), archetypal 70s businessman and director of … Continue reading

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