Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

Under The Sand (Sous le sable) France (2000) Dir. François Ozon When you read a plot synopsis and then notice the name of the film’s director, there are occasions where this association will elicit feelings of trepidation. This is not a case of say, Lars von Trier doing romantic comedy, but French provocateur François Ozon … Continue reading Under The Sand (Sous le sable)

45 Years

45 Years UK (2015) Dir. Andrew Haigh We all have a past but to have it come back to haunt you when you are in your twilight years doesn’t make it any easier to deal with, especially if there is a Pandora’s Box of secrets that one would rather were not unearthed. The title of … Continue reading 45 Years

Jeune & Jolie

Jeune & Jolie France (2013) Dir. François Ozon While on a family summer holiday 17 year-old Isabelle (Marine Vacth) loses her virginity to her German beau Felix (Lucas Prisor) but feels nothing from the experience. Upon returning home to Paris, Isabelle becomes a prostitute on the quiet, adopting the name Lea with a string of … Continue reading Jeune & Jolie