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François Ozon
François Ozon
(French: [fʁɑ̃.swa o.zɔ̃]; born 15 November 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter whose films are usually characterized by sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on human sexuality. He has achieved international acclaim for his films 8 femmes
8 femmes
(2002) and Swimming Pool (2003). Ozon is considered to be one of the most important French film directors in the new "New Wave" in French cinema such as Jean-Paul Civeyrac, Philippe Ramos, and Yves Caumon, as well as a group of French filmmakers associated with a "cinema du corps/cinema of the body".[1]

Contents

1 Life and career 2 Recurring actors 3 Awards 4 Filmography 5 References 6 Further reading 7 External links

Life and career[edit] Ozon was born in Paris, France. Having studied directing at the French film school La Femis, Ozon made several short films such as A Summer Dress (Une robe d'été, 1996) and Scènes de lit (1998). His motion picture directing debut was Sitcom (also 1998), which was well received by both critics and audiences. After the Fassbinder
Fassbinder
adaptation Water Drops on Burning Rocks
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
(Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes, 2000) came the film which made his name outside France, 8 Women
8 Women
(8 femmes, 2002), starring Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
and Emmanuelle Béart. With its quirky mix of musical numbers and murder mystery and a production design harking back to 1950s Hollywood
Hollywood
melodramas such as those directed by Douglas Sirk, the film became a huge commercial success. In 2003, Swimming Pool, which starred Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
and Ludivine Sagnier was released. It was considered by Ozon as a very personal film that gives insight into the difficult process of writing a novel or screenplay. In 2004 he directed the film 5x2. In 2005 his film Time to Leave
Time to Leave
(Le Temps qui reste) was screened at various film festivals worldwide. Ozon's first full English-language production Angel, starring Romola Garai, was released in early 2007. The film, based on a novel by British writer Elizabeth Taylor, follows the story of a poor girl who climbs Edwardian England's social ladder by becoming a romance writer. The film was shot at Tyntesfield House and Estate near Bristol, at other UK locations and in Belgium. While filming Angel, Ozon developed a strong friendship with Garai and called her his "muse". His film The Refuge had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009. On 19 December 2011 Ozon was announced as being on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, which was held in February 2012.[2] His 2013 film Young & Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie) was nominated for the Palme d'Or
Palme d'Or
at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[3] Ozon was elected as best screenwriter at the 2013 European Film Awards
European Film Awards
for his 2012 film In the House.[4] His 2014 film, The New Girlfriend, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.[5] Recurring actors[edit] A number of actors have appeared more than once in Ozon's films. They include :

Sébastien Charles plays the lover of the main character in A Summer Dress, has appeared in other Ozon movies (Les puceaux, Scènes de lit and Sitcom) and choreographed 5x2, 8 Women, Water Drops on Burning Rocks and A Summer Dress. Sasha Hails appears in Ozon's short films Une rose entre nous and See the Sea (along with her real-life daughter Samantha). François Delaive appears in three Ozon's short films Thomas reconstituté, Little Death, and in one of the segments of Scènes de lit. Camille Japy in Little Death and Scènes de lit Évelyne Dandry in Sitcom and Potiche Marina de Van plays in Sitcom and See the Sea
See the Sea
and co-wrote Under the Sand and 8 Women, as well as the poem "Bouche de Saïd" from Criminal Lovers. Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
plays in Swimming Pool, Under the Sand, Angel and Young & Beautiful. Ludivine Sagnier
Ludivine Sagnier
plays in three movies: Water Drops on Burning Rocks, 8 Women, Swimming Pool. Lucia Sanchez plays in three movies: A Summer Dress, Scènes de lit, Sitcom. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is in Time to Leave
Time to Leave
and 5x2. Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
is in both 8 Women
8 Women
and Potiche Melvil Poupaud
Melvil Poupaud
is in both Time to Leave
Time to Leave
and The Refuge. Jérémie Renier
Jérémie Renier
in Criminal Lovers, Potiche
Potiche
and L'amant double Fabrice Luchini
Fabrice Luchini
is in Potiche
Potiche
and In the House. Sergi López appears in Ricky and briefly in Potiche. Marine Vacth
Marine Vacth
is in Young & Beautiful and L'amant double.

Awards[edit]

1999: Seattle International Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
- Emerging Masters Showcase Award 2004: Filmfest Hamburg
Filmfest Hamburg
- Douglas-Sirk-Award 2006: Frameline Film Festival
Frameline Film Festival
- Frameline Award 2011: Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
- Career Achievement Award

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Notes

Director Screenwriter

1988 Photo de famille Yes Yes Short film (also as editor and cinematographer)

1988 Les Doigts dans le ventre Yes Yes Short film (also as editor, cinematographer and producer)

1990 Mes parents un jour d'été Yes Yes Short film (also as producer)

1991 Une goutte de sang Yes

Short film

1991 Peau contre peau (les risques inutiles) Yes

Documentary short

1991 Le Trou madame Yes

Documentary short

1991 Deux plus un Yes

Short film

1992 Thomas reconstitué Yes Yes Short film

1993 Victor Yes Yes Short film

1994 Une rose entre nous Yes Yes Short film (also as actor)

1994 Truth or Dare Yes Yes Short film (also as editor) French Syndicate of Cinema Critics - Best Short Film

1995 Little Death Yes Yes Short film

1995 Jospin s'éclaire Yes

Documentary film (also as editor)

1996 Les Puceaux Yes Yes Short film (aka "Scènes de lit. Les Puceaux")

1996 L'Homme idéal Yes Yes Short film

1996 A Summer Dress Yes Yes Short film L.A. Outfest
L.A. Outfest
- Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short Film Nominated—César Award for Best Short Film

1997 See the Sea Yes Yes Medium-length film

1998 Sitcom Yes Yes

1998 Scènes de lit Yes Yes Short film (also as editor) Avignon Film Festival - Prix Panavision

1998 X2000 Yes Yes Short film Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival - Special
Special
Mention of the Jury

1999 Criminal Lovers Yes Yes L.A. Outfest
L.A. Outfest
- Grand Jury Award Sitges Film Festival
Sitges Film Festival
- Best Screenplay

2000 Water Drops on Burning Rocks Yes Yes 50th Berlin International Film Festival
50th Berlin International Film Festival
- Teddy Award
Teddy Award
for Best Feature Film New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominated— 50th Berlin International Film Festival
50th Berlin International Film Festival
- Golden Bear

2000 Under the Sand Yes Yes Nominated—César Award for Best Film Nominated—César Award for Best Director Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director

2002 8 Women Yes Yes Lumières Award for Best Director 52nd Berlin International Film Festival
52nd Berlin International Film Festival
- Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Jury Award Nominated— 52nd Berlin International Film Festival
52nd Berlin International Film Festival
- Golden Bear Nominated—César Award for Best Film Nominated—César Award for Best Director Nominated—César Award for Best Writing Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter

2003 Swimming Pool Yes Yes Nominated— 2003 Cannes Film Festival
2003 Cannes Film Festival
- Palme d'Or Nominated—Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film Nominated—European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film

2004 5x2 Yes Yes Nominated— 61st Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion

2005 Time to Leave Yes Yes Valladolid International Film Festival
Valladolid International Film Festival
- Silver Spike Nominated— 2005 Cannes Film Festival
2005 Cannes Film Festival
- Prix Un certain regard

2006 A Curtain Raiser Yes Yes Short film

2007 Quand la peur dévore l'âme Yes

Short film (also as editor)

2007 Angel Yes Yes Nominated— 57th Berlin International Film Festival
57th Berlin International Film Festival
- Golden Bear

2009 Ricky Yes Yes Nominated— 59th Berlin International Film Festival
59th Berlin International Film Festival
- Golden Bear

2009 The Refuge Yes Yes San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
- Special
Special
Jury Prize

2010 Potiche Yes Yes Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation Nominated—European Film Academy People's Choice Award for Best European Film Nominated— Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film Nominated—Magritte Award for Best Foreign Film in Coproduction Nominated— 67th Venice International Film Festival
67th Venice International Film Festival
- Golden Lion

2012 In the House Yes Yes European Film Award for Best Screenwriter RiverRun International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature RiverRun International Film Festival - Best Screenplay San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
- Golden Shell San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
- Best Screenplay 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
- FIPRESCI Prize (Special Presentations) Nominated—César Award for Best Film Nominated—César Award for Best Director Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director Nominated—Gaudí Award for Best European Film Nominated—Goya Award for Best European Film Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

2013 Young & Beautiful Yes Yes San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
- TVE-Another Look Award Nominated— 2013 Cannes Film Festival
2013 Cannes Film Festival
- Palme d'Or

2014 The New Girlfriend Yes Yes San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
- Sebastiane Award Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario

2016 Frantz Yes Yes Nominated—César Award for Best Film Nominated—César Award for Best Director Nominated—César Award for Best Adaptation Nominated— Globes de Cristal Award for Best Film Nominated—Louis Delluc Prize Nominated—Lumières Award for Best Screenplay

2017 L'Amant Double Yes

References[edit]

^ Palmer, Tim "Style and Sensation in the Contemporary French Cinema of the Body", Journal of Film and Video, Fall 2006 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-05-17.  Access date: 14 May 2010. ^ "Berlinale 2012: International Jury". berlinale.de. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2011-12-21.  ^ "2013 Official Selection". Cannes. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 18 April 2013.  ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013.  ^ "Toronto film festival 2014 unveils first wave; Little Chaos to close". Screendaily. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

Asibong, Andrew, François Ozon, Manchester University Press (2008) ISBN 0-7190-7423-1 Badt, Karin, "Francois Ozon's New Thriller Gains Applause at Cannes Despite Shallowness," Huffington Post (2017). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/592736c8e4b03296e2d11342 Cavitch, Max, "Sex After Death: François Ozon's Libidinal Invasions," Screen 48.3 (2007), 313-26 Padva, Gilad. "Undressed Masculinities and Disrupted Sexualities in Une Robe d'été" in Grandena, Florian and Johnston, Cristina (Eds.). Cinematic Queerness: Gay and Lesbian Hypervisibility in Contemporary Francophone Feature Films, vol. 2 (Modern French Identities 98) (pp. 215–225). Oxford and New York: Peter Lang (2011). Palmer, Tim, "Style and Sensation in the Contemporary French Cinema of the Body," Journal of Film and Video 58.3 (2006), 22-32 Rees-Roberts, Nick. French Queer Cinema, Edinburgh University Press (2008) ISBN 0-7486-3418-5 Schilt, Thibaut. François Ozon, University of Illinois Press (2011) ISBN 0-252-07794-6 Wende, Johannes (Ed.), François Ozon, edition text + kritik (2016) ISBN 978-3-86916-511-0

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to François Ozon.

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Films directed by François Ozon

Feature films

See the Sea
See the Sea
(1997) Sitcom (1998) Criminal Lovers (1999) Water Drops on Burning Rocks
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
(2000) Under the Sand
Under the Sand
(2000) 8 Women
8 Women
(2002) Swimming Pool (2003) 5x2
5x2
(2004) Time to Leave
Time to Leave
(2005) Angel (2007) Ricky (2009) The Refuge (2010) Potiche
Potiche
(2010) In the House (2012) Young & Beautiful (2013) The New Girlfriend (2014) Frantz (2016) L'Amant double (2017)

Short films

Victor (1993) A Summer Dress
A Summer Dress
(1996) X2000
X2000
(1998)

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European Film Award for Best Screenwriter

Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1988) Maria Khmelik (1989) Vitali Kanevsky
Vitali Kanevsky
(1990) Jaco Van Dormael
Jaco Van Dormael
(1991) István Szabó
István Szabó
(1992) Arif Aliev, Sergei Bodrov, and Boris Giller (1996) Chris Vander Stappen and Alain Berliner (1997) Peter Howitt (1998) István Szabó
István Szabó
and Israel Horovitz (1999) Agnès Jaoui
Agnès Jaoui
and Jean-Pierre Bacri (2000) Danis Tanović
Danis Tanović
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Bernd Lichtenberg (2003) Agnès Jaoui
Agnès Jaoui
and Jean-Pierre Bacri (2004) Hany Abu-Assad
Hany Abu-Assad
and Bero Beyer (2005) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
(2006) Fatih Akin
Fatih Akin
(2007) Matteo Garrone, Roberto Saviano, Maurizio Braucci, Ugo Chiti, Gianni Di Gregorio, and Massimo Gaudioso (2008) Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke
(2009) Robert Harris and Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2010) Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (2011) Tobias Lindholm and Thomas Vinterberg
Thomas Vinterberg
(2012) François Ozon
François Ozon
(2013) Paweł Pawlikowski
Paweł Pawlikowski
and Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2014) Yorgos Lanthimos
Yorgos Lanthimos
and Efthimis Filippou (2015) Maren Ade
Maren Ade
(2016) Ruben Östlund
Ruben Östlund
(2017)

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Lumières Award for Best Director

Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz
(1996) Cédric Klapisch
Cédric Klapisch
(1997) Luc Besson
Luc Besson
(1998) Erick Zonca (1999) Luc Besson
Luc Besson
(2000) Agnès Jaoui
Agnès Jaoui
(2001) Patrice Chéreau
Patrice Chéreau
(2002) François Ozon
François Ozon
(2003) Alain Resnais (2004) Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
(2005) Philippe Garrel
Philippe Garrel
(2006) Pascale Ferran (2007) Abdellatif Kechiche
Abdellatif Kechiche
(2008) François Dupeyron
François Dupeyron
(2009) Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard
(2010) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2011) Maïwenn
Maïwenn
(2012) Jacques Audiard
Jacques Audiard
(2013) Abdellatif Kechiche
Abdellatif Kechiche
(2014) Abderrahmane Sissako
Abderrahmane Sissako
(2015) Arnaud Desplechin
Arnaud Desplechin
(2016) Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven
(2017) Robin Campillo
Robin Campillo
(2018)

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