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What's your favorite film by Francois Ozon?

haven't seen any
7 (33.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Action vérité
0 (0%)
A Summer Dress
0 (0%)
See the Sea
0 (0%)
Sitcom
0 (0%)
Bedtime Stories
0 (0%)
X2000
0 (0%)
Criminal Lovers
0 (0%)
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
0 (0%)
La petite mort
0 (0%)
Under the Sand
1 (4.8%)
8 Women
8 (38.1%)
Swimming Pool
4 (19%)
5x2
0 (0%)
Time to Leave
0 (0%)
A Curtain Raiser
0 (0%)
Angel
0 (0%)
Ricky
0 (0%)
The Refuge
0 (0%)
Potiche
0 (0%)
In the House
0 (0%)
Young & Beautiful
0 (0%)
The New Girlfriend
0 (0%)
Frantz
1 (4.8%)
L'Amant double
0 (0%)

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Re: Ozon, Francois - Director's Best
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 03:06:27 AM »
1 - Under the Sand
2 - Time to Leave
3 - In the House

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Re: Ozon, Francois - Director's Best
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 06:25:05 AM »
I stumbled unto 8 Women completely by chance when I was a kid. I had no idea it was going to be a (semi) musical and the material was probably much more mature than I was ready for, or at least than I was expecting. Good times.
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Re: Ozon, Francois
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 03:06:25 AM »
8 Women
Jeune et Jolie
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Re: Ozon, Francois
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2016, 03:18:45 AM »
Frantz
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Swimming Pool
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Re: Ozon, Francois
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2016, 11:17:30 PM »
Swimming Pool
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Re: Ozon, Francois - Director's Best
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
I stumbled unto 8 Women completely by chance when I was a kid. I had no idea it was going to be a (semi) musical and the material was probably much more mature than I was ready for, or at least than I was expecting. Good times.

This was my experience, except strike "when I was a kid" and replace with "when I was around 40." Nevertheless too mature for me, probably.

I've enjoyed all of the four that I've seen:

1. 8 Women
2. The New Girlfriend
3. Potiche
4. In the House
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Re: Ozon, Francois
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 03:50:48 AM »


Frantz  (François Ozon, 2016)

Lubitsch's Broken Lullaby remains on my watchlist after many a year, so I can't make comparisons, but this seems like a rather brilliant adaptation in that Ozon presents the plot with a complete air of mystery, leaving you wonder throughout whether he's going to respect the original story or go in a completely new direction. Various reviews online suggests that this is a slow-moving film, but that doesn't match my experience at all. It's one of the most engaging movies of the Filmspot year. The first half is stronger than the second, but both are good, partly thanks to exceptional lead performances by Paula Beer and Pierre Niney along with strong ensemble work. The cinematography is also very good, despite my personal aversion to digital black-and-white cinematography, which never never looks right to me; it's just too clean, too artificial. But the compositions are generally beautiful, with special marks going to a reflection in the window of a moving train. I also love the symbolic use of color in the film, the meaning of which changes halfway through as part of a lovely, wordless epiphany. Philippe Rombi's score is first-rate, adding beautifully to the film's somber evocation of post-WWI France and Germany — a tone so very different from the "what a lark" attitude of lost generation literature.

Grade: B

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Re: Ozon, Francois
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2018, 07:48:31 AM »
8 Women, 70°
Water Drops On Burning Rocks, 65°
Sitcom, 60°
Under The Sand, 60°
A Curtain Raiser, 55°
Swimming Pool, 50°
Time To Leave, 50°
Scènes de lit, 40°
Potiche, 40°
5x2, 30°
In The House, 25°
The Refuge, 20
Angel, 20°
Ricky, 15°
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