No stranger to the festival circuit, beloved French filmmaker Francois Ozon ("Swimming Pool," "8 Women") returns to Toronto with "In The House."
Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, the film finds Ozon returning to the thriller genre after his previous effort, the light-hearted, frothy and forgettable "Potiche." Here's the official synopsis: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.
The film will make its World Premiere at TIFF. Enterainment One will distribute the picture in Canada, with Cohen Media snagging the rights for the U.S.