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The film's score, by Julie Roue, is perfectly suited to the material as it both jazzy and a tad melancholic, underlining how Paula seems to move through a world that mostly seems to be oblivious to her presence.
Progressively devolves into cheap identity politics. Paula becomes a form of clown, reflecting back on a conveniently unnuanced world of patriarchal and bourgeois villainy.
It often feels like there is a great film within Jeune Femme, but it just got lost in the editing suite; the emotional essence of Paula's struggle remains, but it just doesn't hit as hard as it should do.
What stands out in this film is its bravery in demonstrating instability with sympathy. [Full Review in Spanish]
Montparnasse Bienvenue is a story of reconciliation: that of Paula with herself, and that of the spectator with the characters in full self-discovery. [Full review in Spanish]
Is the woman whose adult capabilities are a thin veneer over hysteria a rebellious threat to patriarchal expectations, or a perfect product thereof?
With Jeune Femme, Sérraille has captured an at times painfully real story, with a brilliantly crafted and unapologetically brash character at the heart of it.
Jeune Femme memorably evokes the handsome jungle that is Paris...and Laetitia Dosch is hilarious as the unhinged and almost lovable Paula.
An interesting and not always likable character, Paula makes a great lead. There's no clear timeline, just progress, and it's told well and with humour.
If you're in the market for this sort of challenging, subtitled thing, it's worth sticking with.
Laetitia Dosch is bewitching as the distraught Paula, dumped by an older man who paid her way.
This is a refreshingly invigorating and unvarnished character study, thrumming with anxious life. Bravo!
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