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New Girlfriend, The (15)


A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend.

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The critical consensus

The filmmaking is exemplary but most impressive of all is the tone that mixes comedy, melodrama and darkness.

****(*)Ian Freer, Empire Online, 18/05/2015

Another witty dissection of social and sexual mores from perennial provocateur Ozon, deftly playing with the unpredictable complexities of desire.

***(*)(*)Philip Kemp, Total Film, 18/05/2015

Sexuality, transvestism and middle-class hypocrisy.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 22/05/2015

François Ozon’s latest film blurs the boundaries between psychological thriller and absurdist melodrama, but suffers from not settling on either.

***(*)(*)Steve Rose, The Guardian, 21/05/2015

Anaïs Demoustier puts in a storming performance as a woman who discovers another side to the husband of her late best friend.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 24/05/2015

Where and when?

Cameo, Edinburgh from Friday June 5, 2015, until Thursday June 11, 2015. More info:

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday June 12, 2015, until Wednesday June 17, 2015. More info:

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