The New Girlfriend

2014, 109m, DCP, France

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Screened February 20–22, 2018

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This one-of-a-kind gender-bending melodrama shocks and delights in equal measure. Steeped in suspense and sensuality and stylistically indebted to Almodóvar, Hitchcock, and De Palma, The New Girlfriend details the relationship between Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) and widower David (Romain Duris), who dresses head-to-toe in the clothes of his late wife Laura (Isild Le Besco) and adopts the name Virginia for his alternate identity. Although initially suspicious, Claire gradually finds herself seduced by Virginia. Is she falling for David’s alter ego or Laura’s resurrected soul?

In French with English subtitles

A film by François Ozon