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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

Montparnasse Bienvenüe

Jeune femme

2017, Léonor Serraille, France, 98 min. With Laetitia Dosch, Nathalie Richard.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 30th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 2nd 6:00pm

"A roaring triumph...due to its raw tenacity, sizzling humor and Dosch's tour-de-force performance." - Nikola Grozdanovic, The Playlist

"One perfectly-formed, free-wheeling, surprise-laden killer-scripted, shot and acted debut." - Isabel Stevens, Sight and Sound

Rising star Dosch (AGE OF PANIC) and first-time director Serraille took the 2017 Cannes Film Festival by storm with this unruly-young-woman-on-the-loose saga built around Dosch's whirlwind performance. After being muse, lover, and appendage to a hotshot photographer for ten years, Paula (Dosch) is abruptly dumped. She scrambles to rebuild her life by embracing impulse and improvisation - bouncing from one crash pad to another; faking her way through job interviews; taking shameless advantage of friends and family; playing along when a complete stranger misrecognizes her as a long-lost schoolmate; and juggling unlikely gigs as a rich family's babysitter and a salesgirl at a posh knicker bar. Then her ex's repentance and an unplanned pregnancy seem to offer this recovering trainwreck a chance to get her life back on track. Is it a trap, or is there such a thing as too much freedom? In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of UniFrance Films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. DCP digital. (MR)

Friday, March 30: Following the screening, there will be a tasting of French wines with sommelier Derrick Westbrook of 57th Street Wines.

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