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Francois Ozon

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Review: Potiche

The eclectic François Ozon often combines the offbeat and the generic to the benefit of both.
Screwball comedy meets political boilerplate
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 08, 2011
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Unmitigated Gaul

The French pride themselves on their revolutionary spirit, no less in film than in politics.
Rogues and rebels in the Boston French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010
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Review: Angel

But Ozon has a wry plan, for the conventionally told tale switches tone and becomes a very funny bodice ripper itself.
Inglorious kitsch melodrama
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 16, 2008
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Interview: Ludivine Sagnier

As sultry French starlets go, 29-year-old Ludivine Sagnier is as advertised.
Nude? Naked?
By PETER HYMAN  |  August 26, 2008

Feel-bad cinema

This critic's been carping for decades about feel-good cinema, how lousy it makes me feel, and this year I got the misery I begged for.
Gerald Peary's year in movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 21, 2006
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Dead reckoning

Although it’s a transgressive masterwork, nobody seems eager to revive the pestilent 1992 film Les nuits fauves|Savage Nights .
François Ozon’s Le temps qui reste
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 18, 2006


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Shock value

Moviegoers seeking release from the increasingly unavoidable escapism of superhero movies will find much to enjoy in the 11th Boston French Film Festival.
The 11th Boston French Film Festival  
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 05, 2006

Through the Forest | À travers la forêtà

This zippy dream of love and loss spins a bare thread of a narrative in 10 kinetic single-take scenes.
 
By MATTIAS FREY  |  January 24, 2006