A young woman tries to reinvent herself after the end of a toxic 10-year relationship. Paula is back in Paris after a long absence and shows up with a cat, no money and no idea what to do with her life. Paula resorts to a series of desperate lies in order to keep a roof over her head and after several interesting encounters, she is ready for a fresh start.
Debut feature by La Fémis graduate Léonor Serraille and starring rising star Laetitia Dosch, Jeune femme is the story of a strong and capable woman dealing with a brand-new life.
Note on France: “Montparnasse Bienvenüe”, the English film title is a subway stop in Paris (Bienvenüe was named after the engineer who created the Parisian subway)
SELECT AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Cannes International Film Festival, 2017
Un Certain Regard
César Award 2018
Best first film: Jeune femme by Léonor Séraille
Most Promising actress: Laetitia Dosch
SELECT FILMOGRAPHY Laetitia Dosch – Actress
Gaspard at the Wedding (2017)
A Brief History of Princess X (2016)
4 Days in France (2016)
FOCUS ON Léonor Serraille – Director
“Made in France with a modest budget, an almost entirely female crew, and considerable insight, Cannes Caméra d’Or winner “Jeune femme” was directed by La Fémis graduate Léonor Serraille—while pregnant, no less!—and features young women in nearly every creative role, from camera to composer, sound to set design. The presence of strong, capable women across all departments is every bit as important as the fact it chooses to focus on one as its protagonist, doing so in a way that resists the male tradition of introducing a hero, identifying a problem and admiring his composure as he races to solve it.”
“Caméra d’Or winner at the last Festival de Cannes: the first film of Léonor Serraille has everything to become a cult movie.”