Synopsis

First-time filmmaker Léonor Serraille and the dazzling Laetitia Dosch burst onto the scene with Jeune Femme, a raucous and playful portrait of a woman in her early 30s in Paris. Following in the footsteps of Frances Ha and Fleabag, it’s a sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious and always relatable nod to the chaos and candour of modern life. Neurotic and manic, bold and magnetic, Paula (Dosch) is a muddle of contradictions. Fresh from an unceremonious dumping by her boyfriend of 10 years, she finds herself wandering the streets of Paris – jobless, homeless and single – with no idea of what life holds for her next. At 31 years old, with little to show for it but a kidnapped cat and a sense of adventure, she sets out to reinvent herself – new job, new friends, new life – and finds that these things never do come easily. Testament to the talent of its nearly all-female filmmaking crew, Jeune Femme picked up the coveted Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Anarchic, complicated and undeniably charming, this is the French hot-mess heroine we’ve long been waiting for.

Director

Léonor Serraille

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Awards

Winner of Camera d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival




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GENRE: Drama, Comedy

DIRECTOR: Léonor Serraille

DURATION: 97 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

AWARDS:
Winner of Camera d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

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  • “Delightful... A love letter to Paris, but one written in a concoction of red wine, blood and cat food”

    David Jenkins, Little White Lies


  • “A fantastic film on all levels”

    Jo-Ann Titmarsh, HeyUGuys


  • “A roaring triumph... Heralds Léonor Serraille as an exciting director to watch”

    Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist


  • “A livewire performance [from Dosch]”

    Sophie Monks Kaufman, Sight & Sound


  • “This is fresh, exciting filmmaking and the arrival of a new voice in French cinema”

    John Bleasdale, CineVue


  • “Full of snap and surprises... A fearless, powerhouse performance by Laetitia Dosch ”

    Lisa Nesselson, Screen

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