Francois Ozon at work on a new film

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com May 10 2003 12:00 AM ET

Out French director Francois Ozon (8 Women, Criminal Lovers), who is about to unveil his English-language thriller Swimming Pool in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, is already halfway through production on a new movie, reports Variety. 5x2 looks at five crucial moments in the life of a married couple, told in reverse. Hengameh Panahi, president of international sales company Celluloid Dreams, says the movie is Ozon's "most emotional film," adding, "He is trying to get as close as possible to what a couple is. Love stories never stand the test of time, so by telling it in reverse, there's a happy ending."