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19.03, Ñúáîòà - 18:30, Cinema House
Director:  Francois Ozon , Srdjan Dragojevic
Screenplay:  Francois Ozon , Srdjan Dragojevic
Producer:  Srdjan Dragojevic
Francois Ozon - Retro
5 x 2
8 Women
Criminal Lovers
Sitcom
Under the Sand
Water Drops on Burning Rocks
_Swimming Pool

WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS
GOUTTES D'EAU SUR PIERRES BRULANTES
WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS
France, 2000, 85 min, color

Adapted from one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s early plays (which was never performed in his lifetime), the story is set in 1970s Germany. Leopold, a smug, well-kept 50-year old businessman, picks up and seduces fresh-faced 19-year-old Franz – who quickly moves into Leopold’s bachelor apartment. However, their relationship soon sours when the mercurial Leopold turns irritable and demanding. Things get stickier when first Franz’s blonde girlfriend Anna, then Leopold’s former lover Vera (who may or may not have originally been a man), turn up.

“This delirious, beautifully performed chamber piece is filmed in an impeccable, minimally glossy style, evocative of The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. In Ozon’s capable hands, Fassbinder’s comically hyperbolised psychosexual mind games still achieve a giddy resonance.”
Dennis Lim, The Village Voice

FRANCOIS OZON
FRANCOIS OZON
French director, born in 1967 in Paris. Graduated in film and then attended France’s famed FEMIS film school. His short films were shown at many film festivals around the world. In 1998 he shot his feature debut Sitcom, screened in the Critics’ Week section at the Cannes IFF. His next two features were also screened at top festivals – Criminal Lovers (1999, Venice) and Water Drops on Burning Rocks (2000, Berlin). In 2002 he shot 8 Women, based on the play by Robert Thomas and starring outstanding French actresses of many generations; collectively they received the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement at the 2002 Berlinale. Swimming Pool was screened in the competition at Cannes in 2003. 5x2 was competitor for “Golden Lion” in 2004.
1993  Victor
1994  Une rose entre nous
1994  Truth or Dare
1995  Little Death
1996  A Summer Dress
1997  Bed Scenes
1997  See the Sea
1998  X2000
1998  Sitcom
1999  Criminal Lovers
1999  Water Drops on Burning Rocks
2000  Under the Sand
2002  8 Women
2003  Swimming Pool
2004  5x2
2005  Time to Leave
SRDJAN DRAGOJEVIC
SRDJAN DRAGOJEVIC
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2005  WE ARE NOT ANGELS 2
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