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Francois Ozon’s last masterpiece “Young and beautiful” could be renamed by F.Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Beautiful and Damned”, because in this movie, beauty reveals itself as a damnation. In his fifteenth movie, Ozon portrays a 17-year-old’s identity crisis, throughout 4 seasons and 4 songs (by Françoise Hardy). The actress and model Marine Vacth plays the lead role, Isabelle. She is a high school student at Henri IV (one of the best Parisian high-school) and comes from a Bourgeois and wealthy family. The movie starts during the summer holidays in Cannes. Isabelle meets Felix, with whom she has her first intercourse. Back in Paris, she seeks more exciting sexual adventures. So, when an older man offers to pay her for sex, she succumbs to temptation. She likes it and decides to create a profile on a prostitution website, to attract more clients. She multiplies her meetings, and manages to keep her illegal activities hidden from her family, until one of her clients dies in her presence. The police recognize her from CCTV cameras and go to her household and alert her parents.She doesn’t even spend the money she earns. She only charges for the pleasure of being paid. Isabelle enjoys prostitution, not necessarily for sex, but to trespass boundaries, have a forbidden appointment, and leave a man after offering him her body.

“Young and Beautiful” is not at all vulgar, and the theme of prostitution is used only to talk first and foremost of teenage hood.

 Written by Anoushka Ravanshad, cinema contributor for The Parisian Flair

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Children of Paradise

  • 3 years ago
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A  1945 French Classic: the story of  Garance, a beautiful French courtesan French director François Truffaut once said: “‘I would give up all my films to have directed Children of Paradise’”.  The plot is a French love story between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress who calls herself Garance played by the radiant Arletty. Les Enfants du […]

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Amelie’s fabulous destiny

  • 3 years ago
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Amélie, a young waitress in a Montmartre bar “Les deux Moulins” spends her time observing people. She has a huge imagination. Her goal in life : do good around her. She invents stratagems to act anonymously in the existence of others. Her path is punctuated with encounters : Georgette, the hypochondriac tobacconist, Lucine, grocery assistant, Madeleine Walace, […]

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You will be my son, from a passion for wine, a movie was born

  • 4 years ago
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Fascinated by wine, French filmmaker Gilles Legrand’s new movie “You will be my son” / “tu seras mon fils” is a story about an endangered vintage cuvée.  Shot in an authentic Saint-Emilion vineyard. Now available in American movie theaters since August 16th, we really recommend you go see this French movie. You will discover a […]

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Serge Gainsbourg’s Heroic life by director Joann Sfar

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Sfar was born in Nice, France. The Parisian Flair decided to focus on his work of art which are comic books. From 2009 to 2010, Sfar wrote and directed Gainsbourg: Une Vie Heroique, a biopic of the iconic French songwriter and singer. The Parisian Flair gives 4 stars to Joann Sfar’s fable movie. Perfectly acted, the lead […]

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Love lasts 3 years

  • 4 years ago
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L’amour dure trois ans “Love last three years” a movie adapted from French author Frederic Beigbeder’s best seller. I wonder how this fabulous semi-intellectual hipster jerk looking face has achieved to move me? Actually, yes I know, Gaspard Proust is simply exhilarating in his pretentious part, hypocrite, with a huge ego. Nevertheless, surprisingly charming. I felt […]

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Time regained 1999, a French movie adapted from a masterpiece by Raoul Ruiz

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The Parisian Flair picked this movie to continue the focus on Marcel Proust, a wonderful French author.  The plot is simple. Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. He’s staring at pictures, which allows him to reminisce his past lovers, his youth and why the Great War ended a level of society. His memories shift back […]

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