François Ozon

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Cannes 2021 week one roundup: saliva tests and strange visions
It’s not the festival as we know it, but despite Covid restrictions there are wild gems from Leos Carax, Joanna Hogg, Todd Haynes and more

Xan Brooks

10, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Everything Went Fine review – wonderfully observed story of assisted dying
André Dussollier and Sophie Marceau are outstanding as a father and daughter whose tricky relationship is upended when he asks for her help to die

Peter Bradshaw

07, Jul, 2021 @6:53 PM

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Summer of 85 review – François Ozon's bittersweet teen romance
Two boys in a French seaside resort fall fatally in love in a nostalgic coming-of-age tale

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

25, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Summer of 85 review – gay photolove drama with a dark edge
François Ozon’s period piece about two teenage boys falling in love after a boating incident steers away from profundity

Peter Bradshaw

23, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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François Ozon: 'Young people now don’t have the inhibitions older actors did'
The director on waiting 35 years to film the perfect gay love story, and how French cinema is coping with Covid

Jonathan Romney

18, Oct, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Summer of 85 review – François Ozon's sunny, sad gay teen romance
Two teenage boys fall for each other with tragic results in an intimate and well-acted, if a little overfamiliar, drama about infatuation and death

Benjamin Lee

13, Sep, 2020 @4:42 PM

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Phantom Cannes lineup a defiant statement of survival for festival that lives in the imagination
The Cannes 2020 branding may not mean much by the end of the year, but it’s a reminder of the wonderful alchemy that the festival can create

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2020 @6:36 PM

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Streaming: an Ozon for all seasons
Mubi’s François Ozon season invites wider exploration of the sometimes overlooked French director

Guy Lodge

16, Nov, 2019 @8:00 AM

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By the Grace of God review – thoughtful abuse drama
An unvarnished account of three men preyed upon by a Catholic priest in Lyon

Simran Hans

27, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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François Ozon on dramatising the biggest abuse scandal to hit the French Catholic church
The director’s new film, By the Grace of God, retells the story of a paedophile priest. Ozon reveals how the victims’ stories unlocked his own painful memory

Kim Willsher

13, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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L’Amant Double review – kinky, crazy and twice the fun
François Ozon’s disorienting erotic thriller nods to Hitchcock and Cronenberg but becomes something uniquely his own

Wendy Ide

03, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Danielle Darrieux obituary
French film actor best known for Madame de … and La Ronde

Ronald Bergan

19, Oct, 2017 @1:01 PM

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