The New Girlfriend (film)

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The New Girlfriend
The New Girlfriend.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by François Ozon
Produced by Éric Altmayer
Nicolas Altmayer
Screenplay by François Ozon
Based on The New Girlfriend
by Ruth Rendell
Starring Romain Duris
Anaïs Demoustier
Raphaël Personnaz
Music by Philippe Rombi
Cinematography Pascal Marti
Edited by Laure Gardette
Production
company
Mandarin Cinéma
Distributed by Mars Distribution
Release date
  • 6 September 2014 (2014-09-06) (TIFF)
  • 5 November 2014 (2014-11-05) (France)
Running time
107 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $10.5 million
Box office $4.8 million[1]

The New Girlfriend (French: Une nouvelle amie) is a 2014 French erotic drama film directed by François Ozon, based on the short story of the same name by Ruth Rendell. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September 2014.[2]

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Release[edit]

The New Girlfriend premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on 6 September.[2] The film was later screened at the San Sebastián Film Festival on 20 September 2014, where it won the Sebastiane Award. The jury commented "(Ozon) calls into question the labels and roles of masculinity and femininity" and the jury "appreciates the contribution of this film to move towards a personal liberation, that could reaffirm the identity of every person".[3] The film was also presented at the Zurich Film Festival on 2 October and the London Film Festival on 11 October.[4] The film was released theatrically in France on 5 November 2014. The film will be released in the United States by Cohen Media Group on 18 September, 2015.[5]

Critical response[edit]

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 80% based on 76 reviews, with an average score of 6.8 out of 10.[6] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 74 out of 100 from 22 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, David Rooney expressed his compliments on The New Girlfriend: "a delectable riff on transformation, desire and sexuality that blends the heightened reality of melodrama with mischievous humor and an understated strain of Hitchcockian suspense." At Variety, Justin Chang said "even as he (Ozon) heads down any number of tantalizing if borderline-nonsensical alleyways, Ozon maintains his diabolical wit, his infectious sense of play and his essential affection for his characters" and the film was "powered by beautifully controlled performances from Anaïs Demoustier and Romain Duris".[8]

Accolades[edit]

Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
40th César Awards Best Actor Romain Duris Nominated
Best Costume Design Pascaline Chavanne Nominated
20th Lumières Awards Best Actor Romain Duris Nominated
Prix Jacques Prévert du Scénario Best Adaptation François Ozon Won
San Sebastián Film Festival Sebastiane Award The New Girlfriend Won

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