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Filmmaker François Ozon in Chicago

Writer-director François Ozon, one of the most influential filmmakers of the French “new New Wave,” is the featured guest at the Chicago International Film Festival and the next speaker for the annual Marianne Midwest series at the University of Chicago. Ozon, the director of almost twenty award-winning feature films including Swimming Pool and Potiche, will discuss his most recent film, By the Grace of God, the real-life events that inspired the film, and the complex relationship between filmmaking and the social and human realities that it depicts.

Prior to François Ozon's visit in Chicago, Doc Films will present two of his most acclaimed films:
Oct 18 @ 5 pm - Frantz (2016)
Oct 19 @ 5 pm - Young & Beautiful (2013)

Tuesday, October 22 - 5:45 pm
Screening & Q&A with François Ozon in person

By The Grace of God film still
By the Grace of God Grâce à Dieu
Dir. François Ozon  |  France
Genres Drama, Political, Religion
Chicago International Film Festival
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St., Chicago

Wednesday, October 23 - 6:30pm
Beyond Appearances: An Evening with François Ozon at the University of Chicago

Marianne Midwest Lecture with Ozon in conversation with Professor Jennifer Wild

Director and writer François Ozon is one of French cinema’s most prolific filmmakers whose career has spanned the last 20 years. His credits include See the Sea, Under the Sand, 8 Women, In the House, Swimming Pool, Potiche, and Frantz. His newest release, By the Grace of God, won the Silver Bear at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. He recently finished filming his twentieth feature film, Summer of 84.
Following his talk, he will be joined by Jennifer Wild, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, for a discussion and audience Q&A.
Logan Center for the Arts
University of Chicago

915 E. 60th St., Chicago

The talk will be livestream in more than a dozen locations in the Midwest including Truman State University / French Honor Society, Alliance Française de Chicago, Webster University / Centre francophone, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Wayne State University with the Alliance Française de Detroit, Alliance Française de Minneapolis, Indiana University Bloomington.

Presented by the France Chicago Center, the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago, and the Film Studies Center, and made possible through the support of UniFrance, Music Box Films, Chicago International Film Festival, Doc Films, the French Club, and the Alliance Française network.