In the House
Friday, March 28, 2014, 7:00 pm
Location: Upstairs Screening Room, Movies at Midway, Route 1, Lewes, DE
Admission: $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis.
Adapted from Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga’s “The Boy in the Last Row,” François Ozon’s In the House is a seductive and psychological drama about a 16-year-old student named Claude who suddenly develops a close friendship with schoolmate Rapha. Before long, Claude insinuates himself into Rapha’s house and practically becomes an adopted member of the family. Observing and scrutinizing the family’s lives into essays for his French teacher, Germain, Claude’s stories increasingly become unusually focused on Rapha’s attractive mother Esther. Faced with this gifted and unusual student, Germain gets further drawn into the student’s story about his relationship with a friend’s family but doesn’t realize that Claude’s intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events and shocking repercussions. Stephen Holden from The New York Times writes, “One of this year’s outstanding films. Francois Ozon’s diabolical comedy is sinfully delicious!” [2012, France, Runtime: 105 min, Rated: R, French language with English subtitles]
Speaker: Jo-Ann Vega, Osher Lifelong Learning instructor, will lead the post-film discussion.
Watch the trailer.