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Our review of Peter von Kant: The Pygmalion’s New Clothes


Denis Menochet and Isabelle Adjani. Carole BETHUEL/Diaphana

CRITICISM – François Ozon pays homage to Fassbinder by offering a very personal rereading of his film released in 1972. With Isabelle Adjani and Hanna Schygulla.

Covid or not Covid, François Ozon does not deviate from his Chabrol strategy. But by making one film a year, the director takes the risk of (getting) tired. This no doubt explains his permanent desire to change registers, to vary genres and eras, with all the same the constant desire to shoot with stars.

A few months later Everything went wellwith Sophie Marceau and André Dussollier, arrives on the screens peter von kant, presented at the opening of the Berlinale, last February. For Ozon, it’s already a thing of the past. He has since boxed Magdalenean adaptation of the eponymous play by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, with a sparkling cast (Isabelle Huppert, Dany Boon, Fabrice Luchini and the young and talented Rebecca Marder and Nadia Tereszkiewicz).

With peter von kant, Ozon treats himself to recreation at Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s. He has boundless admiration for the German playwright and filmmaker and has already adapted one of his plays more than…

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