While someone like Woody Allen tends to get name-checked immediately when it comes to directors who work at a prolific clip, it can be easy to forget that François Ozon is no slouch either. The French filmmaker has been working steadily, releasing nearly a film each year, since his debut “Sitcom” eighteen years ago. And with his latest “Frantz” barely off the festival circuit, Ozon is gearing up to go behind the camera again.
Cineuropa reveals he’ll next be directing “Double Lover.” Dardennes Brothers regular Jeremie Renier (“The Unknown Girl,” “St. Laurent,” “The Kid With A Bike“) and Marine Vacth (“Young & Beautiful“) will star in the story that follows the relationship that develops between a depressed young woman and her therapist, but changes after they move in together, and she discovers a secret from his past. Switching up genres is nothing unique for Ozon, and he looks her to be heading back to thriller territory with a particularly intriguing leading duo.
There’s no word yet on when production will officially begin, but considering that Ozon will pretty much be accepted at any festival he chooses, if the film gets rolling before 2016 is out, I’d assume Venice or TIFF will be strong contenders for the World Premiere next year.