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FRANçOIS OZON (French: ; 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".

CONTENTS

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

LIFE AND CAREER

Ozon was born in Paris
Paris
, France
France
. Having studied directing at the French film school La Femis , Ozon made several short films such as Une robe d\'été (1996) and Scènes de lit (1998) that already display his defining style. His motion picture directing debut was Sitcom (also 1998), which was well received by both critics and audiences.

After the Fassbinder adaptation Gouttes d\'eau sur pierres brûlantes (2000) came the film which made his name outside France, 8 femmes
8 femmes
, starring icons of the French cinema such as 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
5x2
. In 2005 his film Time To Leave was screened at various film festivals worldwide.

Ozon's first full English-language production Angel starring Romola Garai (I Capture the Castle , Vanity Fair ) 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 Romola Garai and now calls her his 'muse.'

His film The Refuge had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009.

On 19 December 2011 he was announced as being on the jury for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival
62nd Berlin International Film Festival
, which was held in February 2012.

His 2013 film Jeune & Jolie was nominated for the Palme d\'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
2013 Cannes Film Festival
. Ozon was elected as best screenwriter at the 2013 European Film Awards for his 2012 film In the House .

His 2014 film, The New Girlfriend , premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.

RECURRING ACTORS

A number of actors have appeared more than once in Ozon's films. They include :

* Sébastien Charles , who plays the lover of the main character in Robe d'été has appeared in numerous other Ozon movies (Scènes de lit/Les puceaux, Sitcom) and choreographed 5x2, 8 femmes, Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes and Robe d'été. * Sasha Hails , who appears Ozon's short films Une rose entre nous and Regarde la mer (along with her real-life daughter Samantha). * François Delaive appears in three Ozon's short films Thomas reconstituté, La petite mort, and in one of the segments of Scènes de lit. * Camille Japy in Le petit mort and Scènes de lit. * Évelyne Dandry in Sitcom and Potiche. * Marina de Van plays in Sitcom, Regarde la mer and has co-written Sous le sable and 8 femmes, as well as the poem "Bouche de Saïd" from Les amants criminels. * Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
plays in Swimming Pool, Sous le sable, Angel and Jeune & Jolie. * Ludivine Sagnier plays in three movies: Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes, 8 femmes, Swimming Pool. * Lucia Sanchez plays in three movies: Une robe d'été, Scènes de lit, Sitcom. * Valeria Bruni Tedeschi , who is in both Le Temps qui reste and 5x2. * Catherine Deneuve , who is in both 8 femmes
8 femmes
and Potiche * Melvil Poupaud
Melvil Poupaud
, who is in both Le Temps qui reste and Le Refuge. * Jérémie Renier in Les amants criminels and Potiche. * Fabrice Luchini is in Potiche
Potiche
and Dans la maison. * Sergi López appears both in Ricky, and briefly in Potiche * Marine Vacth is in Jeune & Jolie and L'amant double

AWARDS

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

FILMOGRAPHY

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 Une robe d\'été Yes Yes Short film L.A. Outfest - Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Short Film Nominated— César Award for Best Short Film

1997 Regarde la mer 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
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 - Grand Jury Award Sitges Film Festival - Best Screenplay

2000 Water Drops on Burning Rocks Yes Yes 50th Berlin International Film Festival - Teddy Award for Best Feature Film New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival - Best Feature Film Nominated— 50th Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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 - Berliner Morgenpost Readers\' Jury Award Nominated— 52nd Berlin International Film Festival - Golden Bear
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
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
5x2
Yes Yes Nominated— 61st Venice International Film Festival - Golden Lion
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 - Golden Bear
Golden Bear

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

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

2010 Potiche
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 - Golden Lion
Golden Lion

2012 In the House Yes Yes European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Screenwriter
RiverRun International Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature RiverRun International Film Festival - Best Screenplay San Sebastián International Film Festival - Golden Shell 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 ">

* ^ Palmer, Tim "Style and Sensation in the Contemporary French Cinema of the Body", Journal of Film and Video, Fall 2006 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

* 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

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