Frances Ha 2012 MA15+

3.15PM Sat 4 Apr 2020 (1hr 26mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘Shot in crisp black and white, the inaugural collaboration between writer-director Noah Baumbach and co-writer/star/perennial indie darling Greta Gerwig (who would reunite in 2015 for Mistress America) is a fast, funny, and flirty comedy set in the milieu of overeducated, underemployed Brooklyn hipsters. An aspiring dancer (or at least a would-be aspiring dancer), Gerwig's Frances does not so much pursue her dreams as attempt to divine what those dreams may be, drifting from apartment to apartment and gig to gig, lamenting her situation even as she is buoyed by her irrepressible joie de vivre. Sporting a nouvelle vague-quoting soundtrack interspersed with carefully curated pop tracks — including David Bowie's "Modern Love," in a sequence that directly references the phenomenal dance sequence in Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang — Frances Ha is "beautiful and surprising … it sings" (David Edelstein, New York Magazine).’ Toronto International Film Festival

CREDITS

DCP, BLACK & WHITE, STEREO, 86 MINUTES, BRAZIL, USA, ENGLISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: NOAH BAUMBACH / PRODUCER: SCOTT RUDIN, NOAH BAUMBACH, LILA YACOUB, RODRIGO TEIXEIRA, TYSON BIDNER, LOURENÇO SANT'ANNA , FERNANDO LOUREIRO / SCRIPT: NOAH BAUMBACH, GRETA GERWIG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SAM LEVY / EDITOR: JENNIFER LAME / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: TRANSMISSION FILMS