Subtitles: EN, DE, HU, PL, PT, RO, UA
- Les Inrockuptibles -
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.
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
- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -
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.
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.