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Francois Ozon

The Sadder But Wiser Girl

George Heymont | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It's amazing how one song can capture a culture's idealized view of women. In 1919, the great American songwriter, Irving Berlin, had been hired by Florenz Ziegfeld to write a musical number which would glorify the showgirls in the 1919 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies.

'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

Live from the Karlovy Vary Film Festival: Tuesday, July 2 and wrap-up

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My final full day in Karlovy Vary was another beauty, weather-wise, and a strong one, movie-wise, though the films themselves were pretty downbeat. ...

Prostitution as a Teenage Pastime: Francois Ozon's "Young and Beautiful" Premieres at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.18.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Francois Ozon almost charmed me into liking his new film Young and Beautiful which premiered this week at Cannes, what with his easy grin, quick wit, ...

Popcorn Preview: In the House

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: In the House (2012) ["Dans la maison"] Cast includes: Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool) Director: Fabrice Luchini (The Woman on the 6th Floor), Erns...

International Film Festival Fare Dazzles Panama Audiences

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

The second edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Panama wrapped last week and for seven days offered Panamanians a taste of what is available cinematically besides Cruise and Cameron, Pirates and Potter.

Movie Review: In the House

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Initially seeming like a comedy about the vicarious voyeurism of a literature teacher at a Paris high school, it casually transforms itself into something else: a psychological thriller of sorts, in which what is real is never quite clear and never particularly important.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Francois Ozon on In the House

Dan Persons | Posted 06.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

French filmmaker Francois Ozon is once again messing with your mind, telling a tale of envy, desire, and literary license in In the House.

HuffPost Review: Potiche

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a boulevard comedy that was a stage hit in Paris in the 1970s, Francois Ozon's Potiche is a curiosity that is neither funny nor striking enough to live up to its ambitions.

A Rendez-Vous of Feminism and Farce

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Currently unspooling at New York's Film Society and the IFC Center, "Rendez-vous with French Cinema" offers two not-to-be-missed samples of popular French cinema.

Toronto Film Fest Day 5: Ozon Saves a Dour Day

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Am I still annoyed by being cut off from 127 Hours when I was just five people from the front of the line? Or am I just rather brilliantly managing to avoid all the best films at Toronto?

Mighty Movie Podcast Interviews: Hideaway (Le Refuge) & Bran Nue Dae

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Gonna warn you up front: The two films covered in this week's episode are so different that you might get the bends when we transition from one to ano...

HuffPost Review: Hideaway (Le Refuge)

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hideaway (Le Refuge) is a bitter little tale of life and loss, with the latter coloring the former. You will either buy into this film or find yourself irritated and impatient.

WATCH: FILM: 67th Annual Venice Intl Film Festival: What To Watch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Buzz generated from Venice so far has spoken of diverse genres, stellar casting, and potential breakout films for locally acclaimed filmmakers like Fr...

Found in Translation: 15th Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall was packed for the opening night of the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.