Céline Sciamma’s latest is a unique and sensitive film, a rare kaleidoscopic rendering of emerging womanhood.
From French actor-director Mathieu Amalric, THE BLUE ROOM is mostly successful in its coolly mysterious adaptation of a famous tale of sex, murder and intrigue.
Managing to sidestep half-baked psychoanalysis and tired gender tropes, what Francois Ozon’s THE NEW GIRLFRIEND occasionally lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in depth.
Despite high profile talent and solid, well-funded production values, the film achieves little, and feels like it exists purely to be produced.
The Alliance Française French Film Festival will hit select Australian cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Byron Bay and Hobart from March 3 to April 21.