Greta Gerwig is radiant as a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York, trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her tight but changing bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner). Meticulously directed by Noah Baumbach with a free-and-easy vibe reminiscent of the French New Wave's most spirited films, and written by Baumbach and Gerwig with an effortless combination of sweetness and wit, Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next. This wry and sparkling city romance is a testament to the ongoing vitality of independent American cinema.
New conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and the film's cowriter and director, Noah Baumbach
New conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film's cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig
New conversation about the look of the film between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and creative director Pascal Dangin