Foreign Film: In the House
08/25/2013, 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members + students with valid I.D. / Free with VIP Film Pass map
Sixteen-year-old Claude insinuates himself into the house of
fellow high school student Rapha, writing about his family in essays that
perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction for his jaded literature
teacher Germain. Intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain
rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of
uncontrollable events. Germain’s wife Jeanne (portrayed by Kristin
Scott-Thomas), a contemporary art gallery director at a struggling gallery,
avidly follows Claude’s semi-imaginary escapades, while Rapha’s mom is Claude’s
object of desire.
The latest from writer/director François Ozon (Swimming Pool) this dramatic thriller,
which Ozon adapted from Juan Mayorga’s play The
Boy in the Last Row,was winner of the Critics Prize at the Toronto
International Film Festival. Writing in the British newspaper The Observer, critic Philip French
declares that Ozon's new film is “his best work to date.” As French explains,
“It gradually becomes evident that the film can be read as something going on
in the mind of a man wholly preoccupied by the problems of making a work of
Director: François Ozon | France | 2012 | 105 minutes |
Rated R | French with English subtitles
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