François Ozon Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, Contact & Informations

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François Ozon
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Age: 53 years old

Born in: Paris, France
Born on: 15/11/1967


Film director of corporeality and sexuality, tinged with satirical tints and with a strong presence of LGBT characters, François Ozon he is certainly one of the greatest exponents of contemporary French cinema.

Ozon is born the November 15, 1967 to Paris, where he initially worked as a model, showing from his youth a massive interest in the human body and the cult of its image. Later, however, he became interested in cinema, graduating in 1993 in history of cinema at La Fémis. It was in this period that he made his first works, some short films that immediately highlight his talent, in particular Summer Dress (1996), which, in addition to winning the Grand Prix at the Brest Festival and the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Outfest, was also nominated for the César Awards for Best Short.

He continued on this creative line until 1998, when he made – and presented at the Cannes Film Festival – his first feature film, Sitcom – The family is nice, which along the lines of American sitcoms, in fact, makes fun of traditional family values. A real grotesque caricature, crossed by a sexuality that during the vision totally degenerates towards the most animalistic, dark and hidden instincts of man. Continuing in the visceral wake of the lower instincts, he tries to contaminate every genre with his style and so the following year he brings the psychological thriller to the big screen. Criminal lovers (1999), where he combines the carnality and fairytale world of Hänsel and Gretel with the sexual arousal transmitted by murder and blood; with his second work he won a prize for best screenplay at the International Film Festival of Catalonia and a Grand Jury Prize at the Outfest.

In 2000 he even made two films, both dramatic, but of totally opposite content. The first, Under the sand (2000), has as protagonist Charlotte Rampling as a woman who denies her husband’s death and won three nominations for the César Awards. Under the sand marks the beginning of the Mourning Trilogy, which will continue The time that remains (2005) and The Refuge (2009). The second, on the other hand, is taken from a play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is Drops of water on hot stones which, winner of the Teddy Award at the Berlinale in 2000, brings to light the preponderant theme of passionate and lowest sexuality. Subsequently he completed what proved to be his highest box office gross, as well as one of his major works, namely 8 women and a mystery (2002), which features eight of France’s most acclaimed actresses (from generations apart), including Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert is Fanny Ardant. The film, a musical that mixes yellow with comedy, receives twelve nominations for the César Awards and wins the Silver Bear in Berlin; it is saturated with Ozon’s artificial, colorful and colorful style, consecrating the director as one of the directors who best explores and exposes women’s desires and will to succeed.

Ozon returns to work with Rampling and with Ludivine Sagnier, who had also participated in his latest work, in Swimming Pool (2003), compared by most to The pool (1969) by Jacques Deray in a totally feminine version and with a more marked charge of eros. With an average of one film per year, in 2004 it comes out in theaters CinquePerDue – Fragments of love life, which goes through the five moments of a couple’s life, from divorce going back to the first meeting; the whole is accompanied by romantic Italian love songs, ranging from Gino Paoli to Bobby Solo. Subsequently Ozon draws inspiration from two literary texts: from the novel “Angel” by Elizabeth Taylor his first film in English is born Angel – Life, the novel (2007), with Romola Garai, Sam Neill is Michael Fassbender; from the short story “Moth” by Rose Tremain brings out the fantastic and dramatic comedy Ricky – A story of love and freedom (2009).

He again directs the Deneuve in Potiche – The beautiful figurine (2010), a comedy about the emancipation of a woman in the ’70s and her revenge on her husband who had always treated her as a potiche (= “beautiful statue”). In the following years, Ozon returned to touch on the themes that are so dear to him: the critique of the classic bourgeois family in In the House (2012), the shocking eroticism in the character of the young prostitute protagonist of Young and beautiful (2013) and sexual identity, sometimes complex and at other times Hitchockian disturbed, in A new friend (2014). In 2016 with Frantz receives a nomination for the Golden Lion, inspired by The man I killed (1932) by Ernst Lubitsch, while the following year with Double love (2017) retraces, as he did in A new friend, the theme of the self, this time limited to multiple and double identities.

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Summer '85

Summer ’85 (Été 85)

Role: Film director
Year: 2020

Thank God

Thank God (Grâce à Dieu)

Role: Film director
Year: 2018

Double love

Double love (L’amant double)

Role: Film director
Year: 2017



Role: Film director
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