Young and Beautiful

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France | 2013 | 95 Minutes | François Ozon

May 9 - 14, 2014

Acclaimed director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) helms this erotic tale of sexual awakening. Nominated for two 2014 César Awards for lead actresses Géraldine Pailhas and Marine Vacth.

Fri & Sat at SIFF Film Center | Sun-Weds at the Uptown

After losing her virginity, 17-year-old budding beauty Isabelle (Marine Vacth) takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her older gentlemen clients for sleazy hotel room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. Told over the course of a year, and divided into the four seasons, director Ozon slyly refrains from offering easy answers for Isabelle's foray into the world of high-class escorts, observing her emotions and insecurities without judgement. As the enigmatic Isabelle, Marine Vacth is magnetic, delivering a star-making breakout performance in this sleek and sexy coming-of-age drama.

"A nuanced, emotionally temperate study of a precocious youth, this time centered on a bourgeois teenage girl — entrancingly incarnated by newcomer Marine Vacth." — Leslie Felperin, Variety

"Tender, slyly funny and splendidly shot...The director's best work since Swimming Pool." — Jon Frosch, The Atlantic

  • Original Language Title: Jeune Et Jolie
  • Director: François Ozon
  • Principal Cast: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 95 Minutes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Sundance Selects