Desire unlimited
Sexualities on the move?
in François Ozon
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Sexual desire as represented by François Ozon is almost always multidimensional and consistently astonishing in its capacity for boundless reinvention. Ozon's films explore ideas around radically 'unlawful' sexualities that are often reminiscent of writers like the Marquis de Sade, the Comte de Lautréamont, and Georges Bataille. Ozon made the 13-minute film Victor in 1993, his graduating piece from the prestigious Paris film school FEMIS. Ozon made the 26-minute film La Petite Mort in 1995, and it can, in many ways, be read as a longer and less grotesque exploration of the themes already raised by Victor. The two shorts Une Rose entre nous and Une Robe d'été explore the challenge to grow via the unforeseen exposure to radically new experiences of one's own desire and subjectivity in a far lighter manner than either Victor or La Petite Mort.

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