This is a French drama in which a woman tries to rebuild her life after the breakdown of her relationship. We first meet 31-year-old Paula splitting her head open on a closed door. “You’re a free woman!” she’s told after breaking up with the photographer-professor for whom she was once a muse – although “unmoored” may be a better description. Escaping the doctors who think she’s self-endangering, Paula wanders the streets of “a city that doesn’t like people”. At times she seems like a vagrant: toilet roll in her hair, cat box at her side, scouring rubbish bins for food.