Baden Baden

Director: Rachel Lang
Cast: Salomé Richard, Claude Gensac, Zabour Breitman, Swann Arlaud
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: M Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity
Duration: 96 min
Festivals: Berlin International Film Festival 2016 (Forum), Tübingen Stuttgart International French-language Film Festival 2016
Awards: Best Script, Tübingen Stuttgart 2016

“A confident, witty debut for French writer-director Rachel Lang.” Screen International


Ana, 26 years old, finishes a job she hates as runner on a big film shoot in Belgium. Instead of returning to London, she makes an impulsive decision to keep the production’s rental car and heads to Strasbourg, the town she grew up in. Once there, she gives herself a mission; to replace her grandmother’s bath with a floor level shower, better adapted to someone her age. Over the course of a summer, during which a broken love affair briefly blossoms again and Ana’s grandmother is hospitalised with a broken hip, Ana does her best to cope with life.

In the spirit of the New Wave, director Rachel Lang’s sparklingly humorous debut explores complex ideas of love lost, and the pursuit of personal transformation. Salomé Richard shines as the free spirited protagonist of this quirky comedy drama, bringing both sensitivity and hilarity to Ana’s journey. The true victory of Baden Baden is the way in which the different relationships and types of love are treated, from the heartwarming relationship between Ana and her grandmother, to the explosive romances Ana navigates over the summer. An energetic soundtrack further heightens the freshness of this eccentric and enjoyable film.

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