Frances Ha (2012) **** CANNES Film Festival 2013

July 15th, 2013
Author: Meredith Taylor

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7SxMaA0Om8

Director: Noah Baumbach   Script: Noah Baumbach/Greta Gerwig

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Michael Esper, Adam Driver

85mins      US Indie      Drama

A ‘kooky’ and charming twenty-something New York tale that could have been penned by Hal Hartley or even Woody Allen, Frances Ha is the latest outing from Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale).  Typically American indie in feel and freshly shot in crisp black and white and a large dose of chutzpah, it tells the story of a slightly jejeune sofa-surfing dancer who’s vulnerable yet determined to have fun in her quest for happiness.  As Frances, Greta Gerwig gives a suberb performance that shows she’s much more clever than her friends would give her credit for.  It’s a stylish film and well worth a watch for its sharp script, authentic characterisation and sparky performances. MT

FRANCES HA IS ON GENERAL RELEASE FROM 26TH JULY 2013 AT EVERYMAN CINEMAS, VUE CINEMAS, CINEWORLD AND THE BARBICAN LONDON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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