Francois Ozon

Sous le sable

7.5
Pēc ilgāka pārtraukuma skatījāmies filmu, kurā nebija ne miņas no humora. Fransuā Ozons gan ar humoru nepavisam nav uz "jūs", bet "Zem smiltīm" ir (cik esmu līdz šim redzējis) viena no smagākajām viņa filmām. Tās galvenā varone ir pusmūža sieviete vārdā Marī, kas devusies atvaļinājumā pie jūras ar savu vīru, kurš tur iegājis ūdenī un ņēmis un pazudis. Taču Marī nespēj samierināties ar vīra acīmredzamo nāvi (noslīkšanu tas ir) un turpina dzīvot tā, it kā viņš joprojām būtu viņai blakus (viņa arī "redz" vīru turpat blakus sev vien esot).
2008-08-03 12:57:54
film, 2000

Water Drops on Burning Rocks

7.0
I have absolutely no idea why this isn`t in the factoid already. Weird, I was sure it was here. The film has a script written by Rainer Fassbinder and it ain`t no surprise to a person who know who Fassbinder was and what this film is about. First, burning rocks are represented by a young lad that`s invited to visit a man who ain`t that young anymore. So they start talking and the older man seduces the younger one and they become lovers. The young guy had a girl he wanted to marry but it doesn`t work out because of the older man. So they live together and the young dude gets more feminine day by day. But then the old man`s ex arrives - a transsexual person that was a man once but changed sex so the man would want him/her again. The young mans girlfriend comes to visit him to free him from the Water drops. But she also gets seduced by the Man. And in the end the young guy commits suicide, but the old man has sex with the young girl and the transvestite. Happy end, indeed. I don`t really know if saying "i kinda liked this film" would be a good thing in the exact case, but it`s true. The film may be a bit too perverse for my taste but it doesn`t necessarily make it worse. Or does it?
2005-05-01 00:00:00
film, 2000

8 Women

8.5
This is the fourth film by Ozon I`ve seen this far - after "Swimming Pool", "Water drops on hot rocks" and "5x2" and this far it was the best one. The film supports a great cast of French female actresses including Catharine Deneuve, Isabelle Hupert, Fanny Ardant and others. One of the actresses (Virginie Ledoyen) looked that much like Audrey Tautou that I was perfectly sure that she was also in the movie. The film in itself is a classical "who killed the old man" story, yet Francois Ozon does lots of his favourite tricks in order it not to be a trivial "who did it" flick. First, he inserts bizarre musical bits in the film (reminding me of the "Water drops" film), then there`s that many unexpected twists that even Agatha Christie would have never thought of that, then there`s lots of sexuality, sensuality etc. Then the film is just beautifully filmed despite it being performed in a theatre like fashion where almost everything happens in a single room where everything looks quite unreal. A brilliant film for sure. And what do you think - who killed Marcel? Was it his mother in law? Maybe it was his wife who cheated him with his partner? Or her sister that was secretly in love with him? Or one of his daughters (one that was pregnant and other whom nobody respected)? Maybe Madam Chanel - the old black lesbian woman? Or was it his chambermaid Louise who he had an affair with? And if not - maybe it was his sister who needed his money? Who knows? I`ll tell you does - someone who has seen the film. Somoene like me.
2006-08-17 00:00:00
film, 2002

Swimming Pool

7.5
A famous english writer spends summer in her publisher`s house in the country (in France). She stays together with the publisher`s daughter - a young woman that mostly has sex with elder men. The ending seems to be totally bizarre, not to say any more. A good film although I can understand why Good By Lenin came out on top at the European Film awards.
2004-03-06 00:00:00
film, 2003

Time to Leave

6.5
Fransuā Ozona filmu viena no galvenajām iezīmēm ir to provokatīvā daba. Forma tam visam var būt dažāda - no viegli rotaļīgas tādas kā "8 sievietēs" līdz stipri skandalozajām "Ūdens pilēm uz karstiem akmeņiem" (filma, kas radīja lielisko 1188 kultūrcitātu), bet neviena viņa filma nav tāda, par ko tu varētu pateikt - nu, jā, filma kā filma.
2008-02-29 16:07:47
film, 2005

5x2

6.5
Welcome to the magnificient world of Francois Ozon! The director of "Swimming Pool" and "Water Drops on Burning Rocks" has created another controversial movie. The film starts with the divorce trial of Marion and Gilles. After the trial the former couple goes to a hotel room in order to perform the good-bye sex, but it ends up as Gilles raping Marion (I`m not gonna discuss whether I find it a perfect occasion for what they do). After that the film starts going backwards showing us the most critical moments of Giles` and Marion`s relationship. We see how they argue over Giles` homosexual brother, we see how Giles falls asleep on their wedding night and how Marion meets some English speaking guy in the park and does as if he was her new husband and not Giles. Then we switch over to some place near the sea where Giles and Marion become a couple. Apparantely there`s got to be 5 major scenes in the film, but I somehow remember only 4 of those but it doesn`t really matter. In comparison with other Ozon`s movies this one doesn`t offer anything particulary new. It`s more in the direction of "Water Drops" but not quite as daring (since no Fassbinder had written the script for it). It`s a bit disturbing to the eye - especially the rape scene, but that`s a thing you`d expect from Ozon.
2005-09-14 00:00:00
film, 2005

Ricky

6.0
Ar "Rikiju" Ozons turpina sekot savam mūžīgajam principam - katrā jaunā filmā iesaistīt kaut ko tādu, ko viņš iepriekš filmās nav izmantojis. Šoreiz filmas unikālā iezīme ir pārdabiskums, kas iepriekš (cik atceros) viņa filmās nav parādījies.
2009-11-05 06:26:37
film, 2009

Sitcom

6.5
Fransuā Ozons ir viens no tiem mūsdienu režisoriem, kam ir izteikts savs stils un rokraksts, raksturīga individualitāte, pēc kuras viņu filmas var atpazīt, bet vienlaikus līdz apzīmējumam "dižgars" viņiem kaut kā pietrūkst. Lielā mērā viņa filmās estētika dominē pār domu. Varbūt ne gluži tik dramatiskā mērā, kā tas ir Tima Bērtona gadījumā, kuram viens no galvenajiem vadmotīviem droši vien ir "taisīt tā, lai nav kā dzīvē", bet arī Ozons gluži ar pārmērīgu reālisma mīlestību nesirgst.
2016-08-30 04:47:25
film, 1998

Potiche

6.5
Fransuā Ozona filmas parasti dzīvo ārpus laika un vides, kičam tajās ir lielāka nozīme nekā saturam, viņa vēstījums allaž ir jāuztver ar zināmu devu ironijas, un reizēm viņš spēj tevi vai mani kā skatītāju pozitīvi pārsteigt. Viņa jaunākā filma "Potiche", ja var ticēt Wikipedia, ir komēdija. Par šo gan filmā liecina visai maz, bet lai nu būtu. Tās galvenā varone (kuru atveido Katrīna Denēva) ir lietussargu rūpnieka sieva, kura īsti neatrod sev vietu šai pasaulē, jo patiesībā viņai nekur īsti vietas nav. Viņa ir mājsaimniece, kura nevar nodarboties ar mājsaimniecību, jo viņas ģimene tam ir pārāk bagāta. Viņa nevar doties sabiedrībā, jo viņai īsti nav sabiedrības. Vīru daudz vairāk interesē rūpnīcas problēma ar nemitīgi streikojošajiem strādniekiem un viņa paša mīļākā - sekretāre Nadēža. Rezultātā Suzannai Pujolai ir tipiskas trofeju sievas statuss (ja nu kas - fabrika bija viņas pūrs), taču visam ir lemts mainīties, kad viņas vīram atgadās infarkts, un Suzanna pārņem pati vadību pār fabriku, jo vīrs to gluži vienkārši nevar.
2012-06-23 09:57:33
film, 2011

Dans la Maison

8.5
Ja nekļūdos, šī man varētu būt desmitā noskatītā Fransuā Ozona filma. Ja ņem vērā, ka kopumā uz šo brīdi viņam ir 15 pilnmetrāžas kinolentes (tiesa, ar to skaitīšanu ir iespējami varianti), jāatzīst, ka viņa daiļradi esmu iepazinis itin labi, turklāt galīgi nav tā, ka sevi uzskatītu par lielu viņa cienītāju. Un nav arī tā, ka visas redzētās filmas būtu uz mani atstājušas sevišķi lielu iespaidu - laikam joprojām vislabākās emocijas man viņa vārds raisa filmas "8 sievietes" dēļ (kas nav pārsteidzoši, jo filmu par lielāku skaitu sieviešu viņa krājumā līdz šim nav bijis). Tomēr tagad varu teikt, ka "Mājā" varētu tagad būt manās acīs ieņēmusi otro vietu šajā sarakstā.
2016-12-14 05:15:34
film, 2012