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Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur, 2014)

June 2, 2015

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Post-Frances Ha, any film about a wayward twenty-something female and the close friend she slowly loses seems destined for immediate (and probably lazy) comparison to Noah Baumbach’s 2012 hit, particularly one sharing a black and white colour palette. If anything, Lafleur’s eccentric, wry and occasionally acidic Tu dors Nicole has more in common with Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 adaptation of Ghost World, and with strong, expressive formal chops on display in the crisp 35mm photography of every frame, the French-Canadian feature has a considerably more distinctive aesthetic than Baumbach’s looser and less composition-concerned digital foray…

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