Friday, October 14, 2005

Filtered chat: François Ozon in conversation

The Ozon layer: Francois Ozon

France's most feted contemporary auteur, François Ozon, will be in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Leslie Felperin. Ozon's most recent film Time to Leave is playing in the Festival (Thursday 20 October 21.00 Odeon West End 1) and Ozon fans will have the opportunity to hear him talk about his approach to film-making (clue: Catherine Deneuve said in her recent Guardian interview that working with Ozon in 8 Women was like working with a commander-in-chief).

A little bio info: François Ozon was born in 1967 in Paris. He studied cinema both at the Université de Paris I and at FEMIS, under the tutelage of Eric Rohmer and Les Cahiers du cinéma critic/filmmaker/actor Jean Douchet. Throughout the 90s, he made 14 shorts and a 52-minute-film (Regarde la mer/See the Sea, 1997), experimenting with super-8, video, 16mm and 35mm, until he made Sitcom, his first feature film, in 1998. He has since shot an additional two shorts and seven more feature films including Under the Sand, 8 Women, Swimming Pool and last year's 5x2.

21st October 2005 - 19:00, BAFTA, David Lean Room


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