Baden Baden

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BADEN BADEN charts the trials and tribulations of Ana, a twenty-six-year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad long enough to feel out of place everywhere. Like many in her generation, Ana lives a life teetering on the edge between comedy and melancholy. She is strong but full of self-doubt, tomboyish but sweet, temperamental and impulsive, innately clumsy, vulnerable, erotic - and rebellious. Her embodiment of contradictions presents a charming, fascinating, and, above all, thoroughly complex portrait of a young person.

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  • Writer-director Lang explored the character with Richard in two shorts, and there's a lived-in feel to the portrait that emerges in the visually adventurous "Baden Baden," which weaves darkly luminous fantasy imagery into Ana's mostly aimless hours.

    Nov 24, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "Baden Baden" does make a pertinent statement, one rare in movies today: that being ostensibly aimless in your mid-20s not only isn't the worst thing in the world, but it can also be kind of fun.

    Nov 24, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Lang is uncommonly assured for a first-time director, capturing her scenes in fluid master takes, rarely cutting from one character to the next, letting things unfold at the pace of in-the-moment human feeling.

    Nov 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Baden Baden has a breakout performance from Salomé Richard as Ana, a 26-year-old woman looking for direction.

    Oct 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • That's not much of a story to build a film on, but writer-director Rachel Lang and star Salome Richard manage to craft an intriguing feature debut filled with keen observations and slices of dark humor.

    Oct 3, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A little self-indulgent at times, but Salome Richard is captivating in the lead.

    Sep 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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