A new girlfriend begins with death and ends with life.
A New Girlfriend
The movie is adapted from a short story by Ruth Rendell, A new girlfriend.
The widowed, the best friend and the husband are at the heart of this “behind closed doors” film.
François Ozon loves to emphasize femininity. A mouth in close-up symbolizes the woman. Just like the mouth painted in the subway in his previous movie, Jeune et jolie.
The grieving husband and the young woman are looking for a way to overcome the death of the man they both loved. A lie will save them from their grief and bring them back to life.
The beauty of the film lies in the quest for identity and sexuality, and the rhythm of the script.
Anaïs Demoustier reminds us of young Isabelle Huppert.
The crescendo of a sexual tension gives rise to a rebirth, to another form of existence where everyone is accepted. This optimistic film is a tribute to courage, to people who find the courage to be who they truly are.
You should watch it.
With Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier and Raphael Personnaz