Regarde la Mer and other short films

Collection of shorts by François Ozon, whose dark, mordantly psychological films combine wry humour, sensitivity and subversive insight with a talent for manipulation.

François Ozon is one of the most provocative and vibrant filmmakers to emerge during the 1990s. His dark, mordantly psychological films draw their impact from often disturbing explorations of transgression and sexuality and combine wry humour, sensitivity, and subversive insight with a talent for manipulation. This eclectic collection of seven shorts captures the talent Ozon would continue to display in his later feature films.

“Desire is the motor of my work.” François Ozon

  • Regarde la mer (See the Sea, 1996, 52 min)
  • Action verite (Truth or Dare, 1994, 4 min)
  • La Petite mort (A Little Death, 1995, 24 min)
  • Une Robe d’ete (A Summer Dress, 1996, 15 min)
  • Scenes de lit (Bed Scenes, 1998, 26 min)
  • X2000 (1998, 6 min)
  • Un Lever de rideau (A Curtain Raiser, 2006, 25 min)
 
 

Special features

  • Fully illustrated 24-page booklet with essays by Jonathan Romney, Paul Willemen, Sarah Cooper, and Pamela Church Gibson.
 
 

Product information

    • Certificate

      15

    • Colour

      Colour

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      152mins

    • Languages

      French

    • Subtitles

      English

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD710

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