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April 21 @ 12:00 pm
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Saturday, April 21st at 12:00 PM
Cinemark Perkins Rowe

New Voices/New Visions * France * 97 min

Director: Léonor Serraille
Producer: Sandra da Fonseca
Sponsored by: TV5MONDE & the Consulate General of France in New Orleans

Writer/director Léonor Serraille bursts onto the scene with her character-driven debut feature film that paints a portrait of a sometimes frustrating, yet inexplicably charming young woman. Paula mistakenly assumes she can move back in with her ex after abruptly returning to Paris from an extended stay in Mexico. Rejected and emotionally erratic, she drifts around Paris, relying on a bit of luck and her innate resourcefulness to get herself through each day. A chance encounter leads to a job as a nanny for a young girl, spurring Paula to begin to face responsibility and setting her on a journey of inner growth. Serraille and her predominantly female crew bring a cinematic naturalism to their freewheeling lead character, and Laetitia Dosch is utterly unforgettable as Paula, vividly embodying the difficult but necessary (and sometimes humorous) process of claiming one’s own identity.

Language: French
Subtitles: English

“[An] admirably free-flowing debut feature….Serraille and the always very intense Dosch construct their character in a fascinating way, having her oscillate between buoyant and bouncy and then anxious and agitated, though clearly always with the best of intentions.” Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

“[A] well-observed debut…The presence of strong, capable women across all departments is every bit as important as the fact it chooses to focus on one as its protagonist.” Peter Debruge, Variety

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Date: April 21
Time: 12:00 pm
Event CategoryFilm