By Thibaut Schilt

In precisely over a decade, François Ozon has earned a global recognition as a profitable and provocative filmmaker. A scholar of Eric Rohmer and Jean Douchet on the prestigious Fémis, Ozon made a few seriously acclaimed shorts within the Nineties and published his first function movie Sitcom in 1998. extra shorts and 11 characteristic motion pictures have undefined, together with foreign successes eight femmes and Swimming Pool and more moderen releases reminiscent of Angel, Ricky, and Le shelter. Ozon's originality lies in his filmmaking sort, which attracts on commonplace cinematic traditions (the crime mystery, the musical, the mental drama, the comedy, the interval piece) yet at the same time mixes those recognizable genres and renders them surprising. regardless of great range in cinematic offerings, Ozon's oeuvre is strangely constant in its wish to blur the normal frontiers among the masculine and the female, homosexual and directly, fact and myth, auteur and advertisement cinema.

Thibaut Schilt presents an outline of François Ozon's occupation to this point, highlighting the director's unrestrained, voracious cinephilia, his recurrent collaborations with ladies screenwriters and actresses, and the emblems of his cinema together with tune, dance, and the garments that accompany those now usually Ozonian episodes. Schilt contextualizes Ozon's filmmaking in the better fields of French filmmaking and overseas queer cinema, and he discusses numerous significant subject matters operating via Ozon's paintings, together with obsessions with insufficient fathers, quite a few kinds of mourning, and a habitual style for "the foreign." the amount additionally contains an insightful interview with the director.

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