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World Cinema

Young & Beautiful

(Jeune & Jolie)

Year 2013
Runtime 94 mins
Language French
Subtitles French with English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere

The latest production from acclaimed French director Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool), Young & Beautiful tells the story of Isabelle (Marine Vacth), a teenager on the cusp womanhood who's in search of rebellion. After she experiences a sexual awakening upon losing her virginity on a summer vacation, she decides to experiment with prostitution as an Internet call girl.

Young & Beautiful follows Isabelle through her exploits, as she tries to keep her secret life from her parents, all the while growing closer to Georges (Johan Leysen), a client who shows Isabelle genuine tenderness. When a routine call ends in disaster, the two sides of Isabelle's life collide at last. Inventively told in four parts and featuring songs by crooner Francois Hardy, Young & Beautiful is as much about the relationships between parents and children as it is about the inner life of a young woman wrestling with her identity.

Countries

France
Festivals
Cannes 2013, Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Director
Francois Ozon
Producer
Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer
Screenwriter
Francois Ozon
Cinematographer
Pascal Marti
Editor
Laure Gardette
Production Design
Katia Wyszkop
Music
Philippe Rombi
Cast
Marine Vacth, Geraldine Pailhas, Frederic Pierrot, Charlotte Rampling