Frances Ha (2012)
Greta Garwig shines as Sophie, the scatty late-twentysomething trying to get her life and career in order, in Noah Baumbach’s breezy urban comedy, Frances Ha. With its nods to the French New Wave and references to films such as Manhattan and Mauvais Sang, Baumbach has crafted a film with a romantic and nostalgic atmosphere, but with a thoroughly modern sensibility at the same time. Driver stars as Lev, a slightly preposterous artist with weird, unreadable mannerisms, a flatmate of Sophie. Driver fits seamlessly into Baumbach’s quirky, individual world, but it is without doubt Gerwig who steals the show.
Can be found in which BFI Player Collections? AMERICAN INDIE
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