BADEN BADEN

Directed by Rachel Lang

BADEN BADEN is a deceptively low-key feature debut from French filmmaker Rachel Lang, anchored by a slyly compelling, effortlessly confident lead performance by Salomé Richard, Lang’s alter ego and star of her two previous short films. Equally adept at narrative minimalism, psychological portraiture, and deadpan comedy, BADEN BADEN is a character study of great penetration and charm.

Like many in her generation, 26 year-old, free-spirited Ana lives a life teetering on the edge of comedy and melodrama. After a failed experience working on a film set, she returns to her hometown and decides to focus her energy on renovating the bathroom of her spunky, aging grandmother. Over the course of a scorching summer, Ana finds herself connecting and reconnecting with lovers and friends, as her (self-)improvement project gradually becomes more than she bargained for


BADEN BADEN
Director: Rachel Lang
Cast: Salomé Richard, Zabou Breitman and Swan Arlaud
Available December 2 on MUBI

Film reviews:
The New York Times
LA Times
The Village Voice
Brooklyn Magazine

MUBI is also presenting the exclusive premieres of the short films “For You I Will Fight” and “White Turnips Make it Hard to Sleep,” director Rachel Lang's first two collaborations with actress Salomé Richard.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016