THE NEW GIRLFRIEND / UNE NOUVELLE AMIE

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: François Ozon
Cast: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier,
Raphaël Personnaz, Isild Le Besco
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama
Duration: 107 minutes
Rating: R16 – sex scenes and nudity

“Anaïs Demoustier and Romain Duris give beautifully controlled performances in François Ozon’s delectably entertaining new film.”

Variety Magazine

Synopsis

A superb psychological drama that debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, The New Girlfriend is the latest in the recent string of hits by director François Ozon, including In the House.

Claire (played by festival poster girl Anaïs Demoustier) is grieving the loss of her lifetime best friend Laura, who has left behind a husband, David (Chinese Puzzle’s much-loved actor Romain Duris), and a newborn baby.

On an unannounced visit following Laura’s funeral, Claire discovers that David has been harbouring a secret that will ultimately change the course of both of their lives. As the initial shock wears off, Claire reaches out to comfort David and help him overcome the hurdles ahead.

Ozon delivers a well-paced film that investigates grief, identity and friendship. The New Girlfriend is also funny, saucy and wildly entertaining, effortlessly fusing the best of Hitchcock and Almodóvar. As the Toronto Film Festival organisers recently said, “Like the wittiest dinner guest imaginable, François Ozon tells tales that sizzle. Lust, longing, and broken taboos fill his scenarios, all relayed with precision and style”.

Trailer

Screenings/Buy Tickets

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO
Tue 3 Mar 8:30 PM
Sat 7 Mar 8:30 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Sat 21 Feb 8:45 PM
Thu 26 Feb 8:30 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Sat 28 Feb 8:30 PM
Fri 6 Mar 8:45 PM

NELSON
Sat 7 Mar 8:30 PM
Fri 13 Mar 3:45 PM

TIMARU
Sat 7 Mar 8:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Sat 14 Mar 8:30 PM E Special Event – In the Spotlight: Ozon’s New Girlfriend
Sun 22 Mar 8:30 PM D Extra session added, 8:45pm
ENCORE SCREENING: Wed 1 Apr 8:00pm

TAURANGA
Tue 17 Mar 6:15 PM

DUNEDIN
Fri 27 Mar 8:30 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Sat 21 Mar 8:30 PM

ARROWTOWN
Sat 4 Apr 8:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Sat 18 Apr 8:30 PM

HAMILTON
Mon 13 Apr 8:30 PM
Thu 23 Apr 6:15 PM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

The New Girlfriend Online