Montparnasse Bienvenüe / Jeune Femme

 Violence, offensive language & nudity

Director: Léonor Serraille
Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Léonie Simaga, Nathalie Richard
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2017
Genre: Drama
Duration: 97 min
Festivals: Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) 2017
Awards: Camera d’Or, Cannes International Film Festival 2017

Screening only in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Havelock North, Nelson, Palmerston North and Wellington

“The work of an assured director to watch out for.” IonCinema

Synopsis

With a cat under her arm, no money and no work, facing closed doors and broken relationships, Paula returns to Paris after a long time overseas. Landing in Montparnasse, Paula is set on starting over. Even if she has no idea which direction she is heading or how to get there, she’ll do it with panache.

Premiering in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes last year and winning the coveted Caméra d’Or, Léonor Serraille offers a delightful debut feature film about a young woman who lives in the moment. Laetitia Dosch gives a stunning performance as Paula and effortlessly weaves in and out of the character’s tumultuous moods and impulsive decisions, completely embodying her turbulent personality. With a delicate script and mischievous humour, skilfully using Parisian neighbourhoods as an expressive backdrop, the film delivers a strong, original feminine voice in contemporary French cinema.

Trailer

Screenings

Ticket links will be added as they become available


AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sat 10 March 8:45 pm
Sun 18 March 6:00 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 4 March 3:40 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Sun 18 March 8:15 pm
Fri 23 March 6:25 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Thu 8 March 6:20 pm E
Sat 17 March 6:25 pm E
Thu 22 March 8:20 pm D

NELSON – SUTER THEATRE
Sat 17 March 6:00 pm
Thu 22 March 8:15 pm

HAVELOCK NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sat 24 March 6:15 pm

DUNEDIN – RIALTO CINEMAS
Sun 25 March 6:20 pm

HAMILTON – LIDO CINEMA
Sun 8 April 5:00 pm

PALMERSTON NORTH – EVENT CINEMAS
Sun 8 April 6:00 pm

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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