Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme)

2017

Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme)

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It's like a film that Philippe Garrel might have made, although Paula isn't a thousand miles from Agnès Varda's Cléo.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Remember the names of Léonor Serraille and Laetitia Dosch...The pair have created a hilarious, touching and magnetic Jeune Femme with Paula, a character you won't be able to forget.

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Laetitia Dosch is hypnotic as the 31-year-old heroine of the bracingly peppery French indie drama Jeune Femme (aka Montparnasse Bienvenüe).

Feb 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Progressively devolves into cheap identity politics. Paula becomes a form of clown, reflecting back on a conveniently unnuanced world of patriarchal and bourgeois villainy.

Dec 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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