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FRANÇOIS OZON - COLLECTION OF SHORT FILMS
Regarde la mer
(See the Sea, 1996, 52 minutes)
Alone with her baby daughter in a seaside cottage, Sasha agrees to let dour backpacker Tatiana pitch her tent near the house, An odd bond forms between them, underscored by a steadily amplified threat that is as sexual as it is violent. With spellbinding performances by both women, Ozon manipulates audience expectations with considerable authority, creating a complex and chilling psychological minefield.
(Truth or Dare, 1994, 4 minutes)
Four teenagers discover the pain and excitement of their emerging sexuality while playing a harmless children's game
La Petite mort
(A Little Death, 1995, 24 minutes)
Paul, a young gay photographer, is estranged from his father and lives with lover Martial. When his sister persuades him to visit his dying father in hospital, Paul discovers that he can never escape his origins
Une Robe d été
(A Summer Dress, 1996, 15 minutes)
While on holiday with his boyfriend, teenaged Luc has an encounter with a stranger on the beach that complicates his already ambivalent sexuality.
Scènes de lit
(Bed Scenes, 1998, 26 minutes)
A series of liberated comic sketches on sexual etiquette, unbridled passion and post-coital aftertaste.
(1998, 6 minutes)
Three naked couples sleep, make love and wake up in an empty skyscraper littered with millennium party debris.
Un Lever de rideau
(A Curtain Raiser, 2006, 25 minutes)
Bruno and his gay friend Pierre are waiting for Rosette, who is late again. This time Bruno's mind is made up: if she makes him wait more than 45 minutes, it will be over between them.
24-page booklet with essays by Jonathan Romney, Paul Willemen, Sarah Cooper, and Pamela Church Gibson.
France | 1994 2006 | colour | French language with optional English subtitles | 152 minutes | various aspect ratios | Region 2 DVD