Passport Series 2018
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse Bienvenüe)
Opens Oct 10, 2018
Wildly praised for the performance of its star, Laetitia Dosch (Age of Panic), the contributions of an all-female key crew, and the commanding hand of first-time writer-director Léonor Serraille, Jeune Femme starts with main character Paula (Dosch) in a series of crises. Her longterm boyfriend, Joachim (Grégoire Monsaingeon), has just kicked her out of his gorgeously bourgeoisie apartment, leaving Paula hopping in desperation from couch to couch in the neighborhood around the Parisian Metro stop of Montparnasse Bienvenüe. Jeune Femme hurtles through the next few months of Paula's life with brio, heartache, and delicious black humor. Supporting characters like the security guard Ousmane (Souleymane Seye Ndiaye) and Paula's mother (Nathalie Richard) add dazzling specificity to the film's milieu.
"Jeune Femme is one of those meteoric discoveries that you pray for to happen once in a while; it seems genuinely to have come out of nowhere." (Jonathan Romney, Film Comment)
"Dosch, though she's been appearing more and more in French films of recent years, will make heads turn in the role of her career thus far. Her Paula is instantly charming, never too outrageous, hilarious and supremely sympathetic. She will steal your heart." (Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist)