Noah Baumbach

Frances Ha

Frances Ha

Greta Gerwig is radiant as Frances, a woman in her late twenties in contemporary New York trying to sort out her ambitions, her finances, and, above all, her intimate but shifting bond with her best friend, Sophie (Mickey Sumner). Meticulously directed by Noah Baumbach with a free-and-easy vibe reminiscent of the French New Wave’s most spirited films, and written by Baumbach and Gerwig with an effortless combination of sweetness and wit, Frances Ha gets at both the frustrations and the joys of being young and unsure of where to go next. This wry and sparkling city romance is a testament to the ongoing vitality of independent American cinema.

Film Info

  • Noah Baumbach
  • United States
  • 2013
  • 86 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #681

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New high-definition digital master, approved by cowriter and director Noah Baumbach, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Baumbach
  • New conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film’s cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig
  • New conversation about the look of Frances Ha between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and Pascal Dangin, who did the film’s color mastering
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker
    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Purchase Options

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New high-definition digital master, approved by cowriter and director Noah Baumbach, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Baumbach
  • New conversation between actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley and the film’s cowriter and star, Greta Gerwig
  • New conversation about the look of Frances Ha between Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and Pascal Dangin, who did the film’s color mastering
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by playwright Annie Baker
    New cover by Sarah Habibi
Frances Ha
Cast
Greta Gerwig
Frances
Mickey Sumner
Sophie
Charlotte D’Amboise
Colleen
Adam Driver
Lev
Hannah Dunne
”Ask Me” Girl
Michael Esper
Dan
Grace Gummer
Rachel
Josh Hamilton
Andy
Patrick Heusinger
Patch
Cindy Katz
Congresswoman
Maya Kazan
Caroline
Justine Lupe
Nessa
Britta Phillips
Nadia
Juliet Rylance
Janelle
Dean Wareham
Spencer
Michael Zegen
Benji
Credits
Director
Noah Baumbach
Written by
Noah Baumbach
Written by
Greta Gerwig
Produced by
Noah Baumbach
Produced by
Scott Rudin
Produced by
Lila Yacoub
Produced by
Rodrigo Teixeira
Executive producers
Fernando Loureiro
Executive producers
Lourenço Sant’ Anna
Director of photography
Sam Levy
Production design
Sam Lisenco
Edited by
Jennifer Lame
Coproducer
Oscar Boyson
Music supervisor
George Drakoulias
Rerecording mixer
Paul Hsu
Color mastering
Pascal Dangin
Casting by
Douglas Aibel

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