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Review: Francois Ozon's 'Young And Beautiful' A Missed Opportunity

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2014 10:45 AM
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Young & Beautiful
"No one's serious at seventeen," goes a line from Rimbaud's poem of the same name, and it's just one of a handful of confused messages in Francois Ozon's "Jeune Et Jolie (Young And Beautiful)," a flesh-filled exploration of teenage sexuality. Ozon, no stranger to provocative imagery, takes off the rose-colored glasses for his look at youthful dalliances and coming-of-age. Indeed, there is nary a sexual experience or conversation within the film that isn't marked by some kind of confusion, pain or absence of feeling, with "Jeune Et Joli" either the profile of a single wayward youth or a declaration that sex has devolved into a crude transaction.

Watch: Sexually Charged U.S. Trailer For François Ozon's 'Young & Beautiful'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 12:29 PM
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Young & Beautiful
Coming of age and prostitution blend together in the latest from François Ozon ("Swimming Pool," "8 Women"), a provocative drama that unspooled at the Cannes Film Festival last year. And after a stint on the festival circuit, "Young & Beautiful" is heading to U.S. theatres, and a new trailer has arrived.

Francois Ozon's New Film 'Je Suis Femme' Gearing Up With Romain Duris To Star

  • By Ben Brock
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  • September 13, 2013 4:00 PM
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Francois Ozon's “Young and Beautiful” screened at TIFF this week (we reviewed it when it premiered at Cannes), its first appearance on this side of the Atlantic: but the hardest working man in whatever-the-French-is-for-Hollywood is just days away from starting his next shoot, in keeping with his (roughly) movie-a-year schedule.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For François Ozon's Cannes Entry 'Jeune & Jolie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 1:46 PM
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Yes, the Cannes Film Festival train keeps rolling today. We've already had the official line up announcement, scrutinized the surprises and omissions, and have received two trailers for Nicolas Winding Refn's entry "Only God Forgives," a teaser for Johnnie To's "Blind Detective" and a newly English subtitled version of Asghar Farhadi's "The Past." And another taste of what's to come has arrived.

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