'Jeune et Jolie', directed by François Ozon ('L'Amant Double', 'Frantz'), was nominated for the 2013 Palme d'Or.
Following a sexual encounter on holiday, 17-year-old Isabelle enters darker territory when she becomes an escort. We witness her gradual transformation through a series of encounters with different men in a world that contrasts sharply with her home life. Or does it?
Ozon's skill at peeling away the layers of a seemingly placid domestic environment adds tension to this simmering chamber piece.
BBFC Certified 18 - Contains strong sex, nudity and very strong language
★★★★ "The impassivity of the movie’s surface bespeaks the depth of the movie’s perception" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★ "A detailed, mesmerising slow burn" - Ian Freer, Empire