Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha was undoubtedly one of the best films I saw last year. Debuting out in Toronto last autumn, the film sees the ever-brilliant Greta Gerwig take the lead, giving a terrific performance as the eponymous Frances.
IFC Films acquired the distribution rights Stateside, and will be releasing the film in the US next month.
The film is currently playing out in Berlin, and now EW have released the film’s poster and the first clip ahead of its US release.
“An aspiring dancer (co-writer Greta Gerwig) moves to New York City and becomes caught up in a whirlwind of flighty fair-weather friends, diminishing fortunes and career setbacks, in the new film from director Noah Baumbach (Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg).”
Gerwig is joined by Mickey Sumner, who plays Frances’ best friend, Sophie. And starring alongside them are Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, and Patrick Heusinger.
Baumbach is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gerwig. And that alone should be more than enough to make you want to see this film.
Gerwig and Baumbach premiered the film at Telluride last summer, and then took it to TIFF a few days later, which is where I saw and (naturally) fell in love with it – you can read our review here. Gerwig is exceptional in the lead, Baumbach is brilliant behind the camera; it’s everything you could possibly want from a film by them.
Frances Ha will be released in the US on 17th March. No word yet on a UK release date, but we do know that Metrodome acquired Frances Ha’s distribution rights for our shores. And hopefully we’ll have a release date for you soon, because this is definitely a film I want to see again. And soon. For now, here’s the film’s beautiful poster, along with the first clip.