Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Montparnasse Bienvenue
(Jeune femme)


Year: 2017
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 97 minutes

Montparnasse Bienvenue
Montparnasse Bienvenue
Montparnasse Bienvenue
Montparnasse Bienvenue

After being dumped by her boyfriend of ten years, Paula is a slightly unstable trainwreck. In the opening scene, we find her disheveled and literally banging her head against a wall... perhaps a metaphor for the events to follow. With no money, no family, and no place to go, she wanders aimlessly around Paris with her ex-boyfriend’s stolen cat, struggling to find her place in the world. Lonely, yet free-spirited and lively, Paula bounces between friends’ couches, dance parties, and temporary jobs, meeting a variety of people along the way. This film is a beautiful snapshot of life’s ups and downs, which anyone can relate to. The thoughtful and realistic approach to Paula’s story creates a viewing experience similar to spending time with a close friend. A fresh and engaging cinematic experience, MONTPARNASSE BIENVENUE is an intimate portrait of a complex woman and her journey to reclaim her independence and her life. (In French with subtitles) —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:20 PM

New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Léonor Serraille

Léonor Serraille studied literature in Lyon, Paris, and Barcelona. She also studied screenplay writing at La Femis (The French State Film School). She is the second female director to win the Camera d’Or at Cannes.


Sandra da Fonseca

Léonor Seraille

Emilie Noblet

Clémence Carre

Principal Cast
Laetitia Dosch, Gregoire Monsaingeon, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Léonie Simaga, Nathalie Richard

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