Since making his movie debut with 1995′s acclaimed, low budget indie Kicking and Screaming, Noah Baumbach has built a reputation as a maker of witty, sophisticated comedy-dramas, populated by nuanced, fully-formed characters – always boasting strong performances. His films include The Squid and the Whale, Margot and the Wedding and Greenberg – the latter heralding his first collaboration with “mumblecore” actor Greta Gerwig. His latest film, Frances Ha, builds on this relationship – with Gerwig not only starring as the titular Frances, but co-writing the screenplay as well.
The story of a wannabe dancer in her mid-20s – in career and relationship stasis, whilst her best friends are moving on with their lives – Frances Ha is a warm, touching and deeply personal piece of work. Last month, the director was nice enough to sit down with What Culture and tell us all about it.
Your co-writer, and star, Greta Gerwig is closer in age to the title character, »
- Robert Beames
Similar News ItemsWoody Allen
- Woody Allen's Latest Just Took A Huge Step Forward, Get The Latest (From Cinema Blend. 30 January 2015, 12:58 PM, PST)
- Random Bits & Open Thread (From FilmExperience. 30 January 2015, 12:00 PM, PST)
- Woody Allen’s New Film Is Called ‘Irrational Man’ (From Slash Film. 30 January 2015, 8:30 AM, PST)
Wes Anderson (I)
- 'Boyhood,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'The Lego Movie' Win Top Ace Editing Awards (From Thompson on Hollywood. 31 January 2015, 9:17 AM, PST)
- Streamfix: From Popeye Doyle to Wes Anderson - 6 Great Gene Hackman Performances (From Hitfix. 30 January 2015, 2:09 PM, PST)
- Updated Oscar Predictions going into February (From Hollywoodnews.com. 30 January 2015, 7:22 AM, PST)
- Week in Review: Sundance movies coming soon to a theater near you (From SoundOnSight. 30 January 2015, 10:38 AM, PST)
- How Indie Filmmakers Have Transformed TV (From Moviefone. 30 January 2015, 4:00 AM, PST)
- Daily | Sundance 2015 | Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America (t) (From Fandor: Keyframe (t). 29 January 2015, 10:12 AM, PST)