French director François Ozon mixes fiction and reality in new film 'In The House'. Edward Baran reports.
Acclaimed French director François Ozon's new movie 'In The House' explores the mixing of fiction and reality. It follows a 16-year-old student, Claude, as he writes revealing accounts of the life and family of his friend for his homework assignments. In turn, Claude's writing fascinates his disillusioned teacher Germain, played by Fabrice Luchini, and reveals truths about the older man's own life. Ozon said he was attracted by the opportunity to explore the art of writing. SOUNDBITE, Francois Ozon, director, saying (English): "It was a way for me to share with the audience my work and all these questions you have when you are writing or doing a film. What kind of genre do I do? What do I do with this character? How I will end the story, my mise-en-scene?" The film also stars British-French actress Kristin Scott Thomas, who plays Germain's wife, gallery owner Jeanne. SOUNDBITE, Francois Ozon, director, saying (English): "You have to adapt yourself to each actor. You don't direct Kristin Scott Thomas like you direct Fabrice Luchini. Each one has his own needs, so you have to adapt yourself to make them comfortable, to be sure they will give the best." 'In the House' will open in UK cinemas on March 29.