Montparnasse Bienvenüe

Léonor Serraille

France201798 MinFrench

Subtitles: EN, DE, HU, PL, PT, RO, UA

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With this delicate portrait of a thirty-something unconventional woman, the director defends human and hedonistic cinema awarded with the Caméra d'or in Cannes.

- Les Inrockuptibles -

Montparnasse Bienvenüe

(Jeune Femme)

Broke, with nothing but her cat to her name and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start and she’ll do it with style and panache!

  • Caméra d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017
  • César Awards 2018 - Nominated for Best First Film
  • Starring:  Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon
  • Production:  Blue Monday Productions

In today's Paris, an unattached thirty-something tries to rebuild her life through new encounters. This portrait of a young woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown was awarded the Caméra d'Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. For her first feature film, Léonor Séraille chooses the route of a new realism, as close as possible to her heroine. As a true co-author of the film, actress Laetitia Dosch delivers a breathtaking performance and takes on the character of Paula, as touching as she is vulnerable and lost.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Léonor Serraille

Léonor Serraille is a French screenwriter and director born in Lyon in 1986. After an MA in Comparative Literature at the University Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris, she attended La Fémis, the most preeminent film school in France, and obtained a degree with highest honours in screenwriting. MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE (2017), her first feature film, was presented in Cannes where it won the Caméra d'Or.

I only realised once the film was out that I’d created a character who’s the total opposite of me, and the way I approach life and people. I’m a lot more introverted, so writing the film was a sort of liberation.

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