Jeune Femme

BBFC Classification: 15 - Suitable only for 15 years and over
Year: 2017
Director: Léonor Serraille
Performers: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy, Drama
Duration: 1 hr 37 min
BBFC Advice: Contains strong language, sexual threat
French with English subtitles

David LooserFilm

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.