Young & Beautiful
aka Jeune & jolie
First screened in May 2014
Director: François Ozon. Cast: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor, Charlotte Rampling, Akéla Sari, Jeanne Ruff, Laurent Delbecque, Serge Hefez, Carole Franck, Olivier Desautel, Stefano Cassetti, Patrick Bonnel, Roland David, Gurvan Cloatre. Screenplay: François Ozon.

Twitter Capsule: Nicely shaded but lithely direct, a treat after In the House's strenuous ingenuity. Vacth a gem; ensemble strong.

VOR:   Rarely puts a foot wrong. Then again, hardly treads new territory. At least it credits young women's desires with complexity. Value may increase if Vacth takes off.

Photo © 2013 Mandarin Cinéma/France 2 Cinéma/Mars Distribution/FOZ,
© 2014 Sundance Selects

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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