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Gaby Baby Doll

Monday, March 9

North American Premiere

As the awkward, insecure bubbly Gaby, Lolita Chammah (Farewell, My Queen) suggests a Gallic Greta Gerwig in one of her not-quite-formed-adult roles. Upon arriving in the country, she’s promptly discarded by her boyfriend, and as solitude is not an option, the companionship-starved Gaby seeks out a replacement. She finds it in Nicolas (Benjamin Biolay), a seemingly hirsute vagabond whose shack she invites herself to share. Director Sophie Letourneur’s follow-up to 2012’s Les coquillettes is a tentative pastoral romance filled with endearing neuroses and an organically unpredictable plot, charming and moving in its investigation of why it is that some simply cannot bear to be alone.

Additional screening March 12 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 88 minutes
  • Director Sophie Letourneur