Photo courtesy of Dallas International Film Festival
French director François Ozon returns to DIFF with a captivating tale of youth and innocence lost. When Parisienne teenager Isabelle (Marine Vacth) goes on summer holidays with her family, she loses her virginity to a German boy called Felix. But the experience leaves her cold. Come autumn, she decides to explore her sexuality further by working as an expensive call girl. With an alluring, neutral tone and a visual finesse, Young and Beautiful poses pertinent questions about sex, power and their consequences.