A Single Girl (La Fille Seule)


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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.

, La Sept Cinéma

France, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by , Benoit Jacquot

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Production Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival:  1995



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