Dir: Léonor Serraille, 2017, France, 97 mins, French with English subtitles, Cert: 15
Mon 11 June // 20:00 *
Tue 12 June // 20:00
Wed 13 June // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
Broke, with nothing but a cat to her name and doors closing in her face, 31-year-old Paula (a delightful performance from Laetitia Dosch) is back in Paris after a break-up. Determined to make a new start with style and panache, Paula throws herself towards anything that could represent a future: new people, new jobs, and new lodgings, with a resilient and natural sense of humour. Winner of the Camera d’Ors at Cannes 2017, Jeune Femme is a riotously entertaining debut from Léonor Serraille, complemented by a punchy electronica score.
"Serraille’s film is one of the most satisfying and gently feminist character studies of recent times" ***** Little White Lies
"a refreshingly invigorating and unvarnished character study, thrumming with anxious life. Bravo!" ***** Mark Kermode, Observer