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François Ozon

François Ozon

François Ozon was born in Paris in 1967. After directing numerous successful short films in the '80s and '90s, he segued to feature films.

A prolific director, he has kept the pace of directing a film a year for over two decades. Best known for SWIMMING POOL starring Ludivine Sagnier and the critically-acclaimed 8 WOMEN, his films often have a sharp satirical wit and a freewheeling view on sexuality.

OVID presents three of his films, POTICHE, BY THE GRACE OF GOD and FRANTZ.

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François Ozon
  • By the Grace of God

    Directed by François Ozon • Drama • With Melvil Poupaud, Denis Ménochet, Swann Arlaud • 2019 • 137 minutes

    BY THE GRACE OF GOD tells the story of three men—Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet), and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud)—who band together to expose the code of silence that cont...

  • Frantz

    Directed by Francois Ozon • Drama • With Pierre Niney, Paula Beer • 2017 • 114 minutes

    Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost ge...

  • Potiche

    Directed by François Ozon • Drama • With Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardiu • 2011 • 103 minutes

    In Potiche, it’s 1977 and women’s liberation is in the air but Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). Pujol...