IFC Films has finally debuted the trailer for Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach’s first feature since the excellent Greenberg, starring the female lead of that film, Greta Gerwig.
The film seems enjoyable, well crafted and brisk enough to wind up as one of the best-reviewed films of 2013. Co-written by Baumbach and Gerwig, a quirky New York City-set drama is about a fun young girl trying to find her place in life.
Concisely presented in black and white, Frances Ha became the toast of the Telluride Film Festival last year.
Gerwig said after the film premiered at the New York Film Festival in September:
I think of my own friendships very much as love stories and maybe that’s what makes them dysfunctional. I think most women know what it’s like to love their friends too much and unhealthily. I’ve certainly done that with my friends. I don’t think it’s gender specific, either. I think friendships have heartbreak that’s just as big as relationship heartbreak. We just don’t have any words for it. So it feels that much more isolated when it happens.”
The film also stars Mickey Summer, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, and Patrick Heusinger.
Frances Ha will open in limited theaters May 17th, 2013.
Watch the trailer that sums up how much fun it is in two minutes without giving away too much of the story either.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable in which Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.