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'Young & Beautiful's' Francois Ozon savors challenges of film

'Young & Beautiful's' Francois Ozon savors challenges of film

Though still best known to many in the U.S. for his steamy 2003 thriller "Swimming Pool," French filmmaker François Ozon has maintained a consistent pace of nearly a film a year. He has moved with a smooth, urbane grace across storytelling genres and filmmaking styles, including bracing contemporary dramas, whimsical fables, camp parables and the odd musical.

"I don't have a problem of inspiration," said the Paris-born-and-based Ozon with a laugh on the phone during a recent trip to New York. "I think there are many ideas, many stories to tell."

"Young & Beautiful," opening in Los Angeles on Friday, is yet again something...