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Young and Beautiful

Friday, March 7

Director François Ozon and actress Géraldine Pailhas in person!

(Jeune et jolie) “No one’s serious at 17,” wrote Arthur Rimbaud. For Isabelle (Marine Vacth), the 17-year-old at the center of François Ozon’s YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL, this sentiment may justify the choices she makes over the course of a pivotal year. Divided into four seasons, Isabelle’s foray into prostitution is motivated not by a need for money or control, but rather by an overwhelming desire for self-discovery. Ozon observes her journey without judgment, reflecting on the emotions and insecurities that saturate a young person’s entrance into adulthood. One year removed from In the House (Rendez-Vous ’13), Ozon again proves a master at coaxing strong performances from young actors; Marine Vacth, in her first leading role, is a revelation. Nominated for two 2014 César Awards: Géraldine Pailhas (Best Supporting Actress) and Marine Vacth (Most Promising Actress). A Sundance Selects release.

This show is sold out, but there are tickets still available to its Rendez-Vous screenings on Mar 8 at The Film Society of Lincoln Center and at  BAMcinematek.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

  • Country France
  • Language In French and German with English subtitles
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director François Ozon