A thematic examination of a prolific rising star in contemporary French filmmaking
Preface and Acknowledgments ix the fabric of desire 1 Paternal Monsters: Sitcom, Les amants criminels, and 8 femmes 38 Mourning Sickness: Sous le sable, Swimming Pool, and Le temps qui reste 78 Foreign Affairs: Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brulantes, 5 x 2, and Ricky 115 an interview with francois ozon 155 Filmography 169 Bibliography 181 Index 191
Thibaut Schilt is an assistant professor of French in the department of modern languages and literatures at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
"An elegant, highly readable, and refreshing discussion of Francois Ozon's career to date. Schilt combines incisive readings of visual and narrative detail with vivid enthusiasm for Ozon's films." Emma Wilson, author of Atom Egoyan