Young and Beautiful
Friday, March 7, 2014, 2014
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.
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