Tuesday, February 22, 2005

François Ozon to present "5x2" in London

London's Curzon Cinemas is welcoming acclaimed director François Ozon ("Water Drops on Burning Rocks", "8 Women", "Swimming Pool") for a Q&A session with the audience after a special preview of "Five Times Two". The film, pitched as "how to live with someone else: five moments in the life of a modern couple..." has an ambitious narrative. "5x2 shows five scenes from a modern marriage in reverse order, like Pinter's Betrayal. We see its disintegration from the final calamity to its genesis, and gain a stunning insight into an ordinary middle-class relationship: that of Marion (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) and Gilles (Stéphane Freiss). First, the divorce proceedings, then an unhappy dinner party, the birth of the couple's only son, the wedding and finally the first meeting. The result is a shrewd, compassionate and often quite brilliant essay in the secret theatre of relationships." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Dir: François Ozon.
Starring: Géraldine Pailhas. Françoise Fabian, Michael Lonsdale, Antoine Chappey. France 2004. 90mins. Tusday 1 MAR 7.10PM Curzon Soho Tickets £8.50/£5.50 concession

François Ozon on Amazon UK

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