After giving in to a period of debilitating grief despite her handsome young husband’s solicitude, Claire finally calls on David, Laura’s widowed husband, and their newborn, Lucie. Initially disarmed to discover the effect that David’s grief has had on him, Claire allows David to take her into his confidence, bound by their mutual devotion to Laura.
"A delectable riff on transformation, desire and sexuality that blends the heightened reality of melodrama with mischievous humor and an understated strain of Hitchcockian suspense" - The Hollywood Reporter
"Anais Demoustier and Romain Duris give beautifully controlled performances…A skillfully triangulated psychological thriller about a woman who learns that the husband of her deceased best friend is harboring a most unusual secret, this delectable entertainment is as surprising for its continually evolving dynamics of desire as for its slow-building emotional power" - Variety
The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie)
26 Sep - 29 Sep
Claire (Anaïs Demoustier) is inconsolable when her best friend and new mother, Laura (Isild Le Besco) dies. A chance discovery about Laura’s bereaved husband, David (Romain Duris, Populaire), however, startles Claire out of her stupor. Director François Ozon (8 Women, Swimming Pool, Angel) adapts a short story by Ruth Rendell to surprising and touching effect.