Greta Gerwig is keeping to her indie roots, reteaming with her Greenberg director Noah Baumbach for what looks like an unusual, quirky, black & white comedy drama. It’s difficult to tell exactly what the film is about from the trailer, but it does look like it could be an interesting one (and Baumbach is nearly always an worthwhile voice).
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable in which Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.’
The film is due out May 17th in the US, although no UK date is set yet. [Read more…]