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Noah Baumbach, 2012
Noah Baumbach’s joyously playful tale of a sensitive young woman’s attempts to establish herself in New York is his most intelligent, original film yet.
Shot in luscious monochrome, with a score borrowed from Truffaut and Godard films, it’s a love letter both to the French Nouvelle Vague and to his girlfriend Greta Gerwig, who displays her clumsy charms to full effect as the loveably open Frances. From a cosy set-up with her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner, daughter of Sting), to a flat-share with boys, to a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris – Frances learns some inevitable sad truths about how friendships mutate and move on. Wonderful.