One of France’s most prolific and renowned directors, Francois Ozon talked to Variety about his provocative erotic mystery “Amant Double,” which will premiere in competition at Cannes on Friday. Sold by Paris-based Films Distribution
, “Amant Double” has been picked up by Cohen Media Group
for North America and has been sold to all major territories. Ozon’s previous film, “Frantz,” a black-and-white period film, won big at this year’s Cesars, France’s equivalent of the Oscars. “Amant Double” stars Marine Vacth
, the breakthrough star of “Young & Beautiful” (which competed at Cannes in 2013) as Chloé, a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Jeremie Renier
). She eventually moves in with Paul but soon discovers he is concealing a part of his identity.
What is the genesis of “Amant Double”?
My inspiration for this film came from a novel by American author Joyce Carol Oates
called “Lives of the Twins,