In the House (Dans la maison)

Ends Thursday
The latest from French filmmaker Francois Ozon (Swimming Pool) is a sly dark comedy with shades of a classic Luis Bunuel. Fabrice Luchini stars as Germain, a high school literature teacher, and Kristin Scott Thomas is his wife Jeanne, who manages an avant-garde gallery. Both become more than a little obsessed with the writing assignments submitted to Germain by Claude (Ernst Umhauer), a precocious student who, over several installments, weaves a provocative serial about tutoring a classmate in order to get into his family's bourgeois house and- perhaps- seduce his beautiful, bored mother (Emmanuelle Seigner). As Germain and Jeanne are increasingly addicted to the essays by this boy-Scheherazade, Ozon humorously explores our own voyeuristic fascination with stories and gossip, as well as the ways a student-teacher relationship can be turned on its head. In French with English subtitles. With Dennis Menochet, Yolande Moreau. Writer/Director: Francois Ozon. (France 2012) 105 min.

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Playing at the Rafael Film Center
May 3 2013 - May 23 2013
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901
T 415 454 1222 E