François Ozon (Contemporary Film Directors)

François Ozon (Contemporary Film Directors)

Thibaut Schilt

in exactly over a decade, François Ozon has earned a world acceptance as a profitable and provocative filmmaker. A pupil of Eric Rohmer and Jean Douchet on the prestigious Fémis, Ozon made a couple of severely acclaimed shorts within the Nineteen Nineties and published his first characteristic movie Sitcom in 1998. extra shorts and 11 characteristic movies have undefined, together with overseas successes eight femmes and Swimming Pool and more moderen releases resembling Angel, Ricky, and Le safe haven. Ozon's originality lies in his filmmaking variety, which attracts on established cinematic traditions (the crime mystery, the musical, the mental drama, the comedy, the interval piece) yet concurrently mixes those recognizable genres and renders them strange. regardless of super range in cinematic offerings, Ozon's oeuvre is unusually constant in its wish to blur the normal frontiers among the masculine and the female, homosexual and directly, fact and fable, auteur and advertisement cinema.

Thibaut Schilt offers an summary of François Ozon's profession thus far, highlighting the director's unrestrained, voracious cinephilia, his recurrent collaborations with ladies screenwriters and actresses, and the emblems of his cinema together with song, dance, and the garments that accompany those now quite often Ozonian episodes. Schilt contextualizes Ozon's filmmaking in the better fields of French filmmaking and foreign queer cinema, and he discusses a number of significant issues operating via Ozon's paintings, together with obsessions with insufficient fathers, a number of different types of mourning, and a ordinary style for "the foreign." the amount additionally contains an insightful interview with the director.

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