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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

A Single Girl (La Fille Seule) (1995)

BENOIT JACQUOT

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBFrance, 1995, La Sept Cinéma.  Screenplay by , Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.  

Virginia Ledoyen in La Fille Seule.

Benoit Jacquot was inspired by Agnes Varda’s cool new wave classic Cleo From 5 to 7 to make a similar real-time drama of his own. It stars  as a young woman on the first day of her new job working as a chambermaid in a Parisian hotel. Following her around for ninety minutes, Jacquot’s solid camerawork never for a minute runs out of things to show, from troubled hotel guests to Ledoyen’s arguments with her moody boyfriend (). Great film from a director poised on making even better films in the following years and an excellent lead performance by a very young but very talented Ledoyen.

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