Claire and Laura have been friends since primary school. Now, in their adult lives, with each happily married, to Gilles and David respectively, they are as close as ever. Then Laura dies after an illness and Claire’s world is suddenly very empty. Being the godmother of Laura’s child, Lucie, Claire visits David and Lucie, only to discover he has a startling secret…
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I just like Ozon’s films. I have my favourites, but in all of them I find what I found on Une nouvelle amie: Good story, provocative, even thrilling; good script; well filmed; very nice cinematography; excellent performances. Both Romain Duris and Anaïs Demoustier fit perfectly in their roles. I’d already seen Duris in a couple of films where he provided very good and convincing performances (I now recall De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté; very nice), thus I was happy to find him again (I watched the film only knowing it was by Ozon; that’s all I needed to know) and, at the same time, quite surprised about his role. I knew nothing about Anaïs Demoustier and just loved her. Not only she gave a very nice performance but she is also beautiful.
If you are a Ozon fan, like myself, you cannot miss this film.
If you just like plain good cinema, give this film a try. You will enjoy it.