Mon Crime

French Stars Camp It Up

April 12, 2023 | By Nick Hammond | Film

Mon Crime is the latest in the extraordinary number of movies that director François Ozon manages to churn out at a very regular rate. Since his first short film in 1988, he has released at least one movie per year … Read More

Peter von Kant

Rages and Tears

July 6, 2022 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

What’s the point of remaking an old film? Not much that I can see in such cases as Gus Van Sant’s word-for-word and shot-for-shot 1998 copy of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. That is not a problem, however, in the stylish new … Read More

Été 85

Summer Love

July 22, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Film

Director François Ozon’s Été 85, originally scheduled to be part of the official Cannes Film Festival lineup this year before the coronavirus crisis forced the festival’s cancellation, is the first major movie to be released in France post-lockdown. It also … Read More

Les Invisibles

From the Closet To the Light

December 11, 2012 | By Nick Hammond | Film

Director Sébastien Lifshitz is best known for his gay-related dramas (most notably Presque Rien and Plein Sud), but he has also produced documentaries at regular intervals (including one on fellow director Claire Denis). This latest documentary is about how the … Read More

Dans la Maison

February 7, 2010 | By Nick Hammond | Archive

Risky Game of Seduction in Ozon’s Best Film Yet Left to right: Fabrice Luchini, Emmanuelle Seigner and Ernst Umhauer Dans la Maison (In the House), prolific filmmaker François Ozon’s latest offering, may well be his most accomplished movie to date. Combining … Read More