A Single Girl

1995, 96m, France, DCP

After nearly two decades making movies, Jacquot scored an international breakthrough with his forthright, dramatic yet never melodramatic portrait of a young woman reporting for work as a hotel maid after learning that she is pregnant. Post-New Wave and pre-Internet, the film is both peripatetic and contemplative. Caroline Champetier’s camera keeps pace with fast-moving lead Virginie Ledoyen, whose magnetic performance confirmed the promise she showed in earlier movies.

In French with English subtitles

A film by Benoît Jacquot