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Frances HA...Ha?

Frances HA…Ha?

| On 13, Aug 2013

So the new semester has begun, holiday mode is slowly switching off and your news feed is filling up with university related posts/complaints/rants. Your return to the life of a student is almost complete, but spare a moment to remember those who have passed through this stage and are out in the ‘real world.’

Frances HA takes a comical look at a group of twenty-something New Yorkers trying to survive in the big city.

The story centres on, Frances, a dance company apprentice who is facing a range of relatable problems, not only with her blossoming career but, with her living situation and her best friend.

Despite these obstacles, Frances carries on with a high spirit and unbreakable joy for life.

Frances Ha. Image: Transmission Films.

Frances Ha. Image: Transmission Films.

Directed by Noah Baumbach, Frances HA is described as a love letter to youth, to New York, to best friends and to life.

The film stars Greta Gerwig (also a co-writer) and Adam Driver (Hannah’s crazy boyfriend in HBO’s Girls).

Overall this film has emotional ups and downs, by the end I was glad I still have a year of my degree to go, essentially a year to figure out what I’m going to do with myself!

Yet Frances’ outlook on life and determined optimism, even in what may seem like hopeless situations, left me feeling that with the right attitude even the most lost can turn out ok.

So if you feel like escaping your uni life for a little while and would like to switch instead to the body of a young New Yorker I highly recommend going to see Frances HA.

Frances HA is released to Australian cinema on the 15 August.