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"A SKILLFULLY TRIANGULATED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER" - VARIETY
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  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
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  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
  • THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 - Gala Presentation

THE NEW GIRLFRIEND

 UNE NOUVELLE AMIE

FRANCE • DRAMA - COMEDY • 107 MINS • 2014 • R18+
DIRECTOR: FRANÇOIS OZON
CAST: ROMAIN DURIS, ANAÏS DEMOUSTIER, RAPHAËL PERSONNAZ, ISILD LE BESCO, AURORE CLÉMENT

 

This superb psychological drama debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and continues the recent string of hits of director François Ozon including the 2013 Festival hit, In The HouseThe New Girlfriend owes its origins to a Ruth Rendell short story from 1985 but takes its source material to lighter territory. 

Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) is grieving the loss of her lifetime best friend, who has left behind a husband, David (Romain Duris), and a newborn baby. On an unannounced visit, a shocked Claire discovers David nuzzling his infant while wearing the clothes of his dead wife. Unfazed, David explains that his former wife had always been aware of this particular idiosyncrasy. In time, Claire begins to overcome her initial reaction, and helps David to create his own female persona to inhabit.

In this, his latest cinematic offering, Ozon has delivered a well-paced psychological drama that investigates grief and identity. The New Girlfriend is also a funny, good-natured poke at the mores and peccadilloes of France’s bourgeoisie in a film that effortlessly fuses the best of Hitchcock and Almodóvar.

Sydney screenings presented in partnership with Queer Screen

PLEASE NOTE: Film screened in French with English subtitles

 

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