Films

Montparnasse Bienvenue

Montparnasse Bienvenue, "Jeune femme"

Synopsis

Director

A fearless, powerhouse performance by Laetitia Dosch infuses every frame of „Montparnasse Bienvenue“, the kinetic, incident-packed portrait of rudderless yet resilient Paula, a 31-year-old woman in emotional free-fall.
This first film by writer-director Léonor Serraille is full of snap and surprises as energetic scatterbrain Paula ricochets from situation to situation after getting dumped by a lover – her former teacher and prominent photographer Joachim – with whom she lived for a decade.

The title is that of the large public-transport hub serving the Paris neighborhood Paula wanders with a few possessions, essentially homeless. Since she’s both irresponsible and resourceful, she bounces from temporary crash pad to cheap hotel to modest but acceptable lodgings. Paula has one blue eye and one brown eye, a trait that leads to one of many intriguing episodes.

No normally constituted person would want to live with Paula, but it’s a memorable experience to share her life for 97 minutes of screen time.

Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

Léonor Serraille

(sünd 1986) on õppinud stsenaristikat mainekas Pariisi filmikoolis La Fémis (2009–13). Ta on töötanud stsenaariumite kirjutajana mitme lühifilmi juures, sh „Tang Meng“ (2013, rež Linbo Wang) ja „Lil’ Sister“ (2013, rež Sonia Franco). Tema esimene film „Body“ (2016) linastus Brive’i filmifestivalil ja tema esimene täispikk mängufilm „Montparnasse Bienvenue“ pälvis Kuldkaamera (Caméra d’Or) auhinna tänavusel Cannes’i filmifestivalil.

Filmography

  • Jeune femme (Montparnasse Bienvenue, 2017)

Schedule

21.11.2017
18:00 - 19:37
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 3
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 050201
Sold out
22.11.2017
17:15 - 18:52
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 061901
Sold out
28.11.2017
18:15 - 19:52
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 121301
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Screen International Critics' Choice

Film info

Country: France
Year: 2017
Duration: 97 minutes
Language: French
Director: Léonor Serraille
Producer: Sandra Da Fonseca
Writer: Léonor Serraille
DOP: Émilie Noblet
Montage: Clémence Carré
Composer: Julie Roué
Cast: Laetitia Dosch, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye
Production: Blue Monday Productions
Festivals: Cannes (Golden Camera), Karlovy Vary, ­Sarajevo, Zurich, Hamburg, London

Synopsis

Director

A fearless, powerhouse performance by Laetitia Dosch infuses every frame of „Montparnasse Bienvenue“, the kinetic, incident-packed portrait of rudderless yet resilient Paula, a 31-year-old woman in emotional free-fall.
This first film by writer-director Léonor Serraille is full of snap and surprises as energetic scatterbrain Paula ricochets from situation to situation after getting dumped by a lover – her former teacher and prominent photographer Joachim – with whom she lived for a decade.

The title is that of the large public-transport hub serving the Paris neighborhood Paula wanders with a few possessions, essentially homeless. Since she’s both irresponsible and resourceful, she bounces from temporary crash pad to cheap hotel to modest but acceptable lodgings. Paula has one blue eye and one brown eye, a trait that leads to one of many intriguing episodes.

No normally constituted person would want to live with Paula, but it’s a memorable experience to share her life for 97 minutes of screen time.

Lisa Nesselson, Screen International

Léonor Serraille

(sünd 1986) on õppinud stsenaristikat mainekas Pariisi filmikoolis La Fémis (2009–13). Ta on töötanud stsenaariumite kirjutajana mitme lühifilmi juures, sh „Tang Meng“ (2013, rež Linbo Wang) ja „Lil’ Sister“ (2013, rež Sonia Franco). Tema esimene film „Body“ (2016) linastus Brive’i filmifestivalil ja tema esimene täispikk mängufilm „Montparnasse Bienvenue“ pälvis Kuldkaamera (Caméra d’Or) auhinna tänavusel Cannes’i filmifestivalil.

Filmography

  • Jeune femme (Montparnasse Bienvenue, 2017)