Young and Beautiful

In the selection of the San Francisco International Film Festival 2014, Young and Beautiful by French director François Ozon opens in San Francisco and Berkeley on May 9, for one week only.

 

 

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Marine Vacth) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for sleazy hotel room trysts. Throughout, Isabelle remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes, while Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers for her behavior. When the police discover the teenager's activities and inform her mother, she is heartbroken and angry, leading to a confrontation between mother and daughter that sears with its intensity.

The film follows Isabelle for one school year, over the course of four seasons and four songs, all by Françoise Hardy. As the enigmatic Isabelle, Marine Vacth is magnetic, delivering a star-making breakout performance in this sleek and sexy coming-of-age drama. 

 

Press critics are excellent. "A masterpiece" for French newspaper Le Monde, "An explicit look at how our humanity gets lost." for Entertainment Weekly. They all praise the professionalism and directing mastery of Francois Ozon.  

 


Young and Beautiful opens in  San Francisco and Berkeley on Friday May 9, for one week only. Mark your calendar and try to win your complimentary tickets offered by LostinSF!

 

To play and win, it's easy...

A short time ago, the title of Ozon new movie with Romain Duris was revealed in France. Do you know it ? We mentioned it in our article about San Francisco International Film Festival

Send us your answer at [email protected] (with Ozon as the object of your email) between 11am and 11pm SF Time on May 7, 2014. The 10th person with the good answer will win a pair of free tickets for Young and Beautiful in San Francisco. The winner will be informed by email. Good luck!

 



Young & Beautiful (Jeune et Jolie)

by Francois Ozon 

with Marine Vacth, Geraldine Pailhas, Frederic Pierrot

From May  9 to 16 (one week only)

Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley. 

Showtimes