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in berlin | ozon’s “ricky”

in berlin | ozon's "ricky"

I was rather charmed this afternoon in Berlin by Francois Ozon’s fantastical family story, “Ricky,” which will debut tonight here at the Berlinale before taking flight in French cinemas next week. Set within the tough life of a mother and daughter, the story takes a dramatic turn after an adult man, and ultimately a newborn, arrive on screen. Ricky is no ordinary kid, but I’ll refrain from describing why. With “Ricky,” Ozon generally maintains that delicate balance between family drama and fantasy. I walked into the jammed screening today not knowing a thing about it and am so curious to see how it plays. I’m quite curious to join the discussion this evening. Ozon’s website describes it as follows:

“When Katie, an ordinary woman meets Paco, an ordinary man, something magical and miraculous happens: they fall in love. Out of their love comes an extraordinary baby: RICKY.”

Check out the film’s French website for more. The French teaser trailer is embedded above…

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