Frances Ha 2012
Greta Gerwig stars as Frances, a 27 year old attempting to live her dream life in New York, attempting being the operative word. She is living in the big apple as she wanted but doesn’t have her own apartment. She wants to be a dancer but the best she can do is work as an apprentice for a dance company. She also just got dumped by her boyfriend as she didn’t want to move the relationship to the next level and move in with him. Nevertheless she is always happy when she’s with Sophie (Mickey Summer) with whom she shares a child-like friendship full of fun and games. That is until Sophie moves away and begins a serious relationship with old flame Patch. Frances’ zealous lust for life keeps her happily jumping from apartment to apartment regardless of her situation, but cracks gradually appear in her fantasy world as she does her best to avoid facing reality and the perceived notion of ‘adulthood’.

BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:26:04 | 37.7 Gb + 7.58 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver
Country: USA, Brazil
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance


Peter Bogdanovich and Noah Baumbach - in this video conversation, director and co-writer Noah Baumbach explains how Frances Ha came to exist and discusses its style and structure with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich. The conversation was recorded exclusively for Criterion in New York City in June 2013. In English, not subtitled. (16 min, 1080p).

Sarah Polley and Greta Gerwig - in this video conversation, actress Greta Gerwig discusses her contribution to Frances Ha, the key themes in the film, and Noah Baumbach's directing methods with filmmaker and actress Sarah Polley. The conversation was recorded exclusively for Criterion in Toronto in July 2013. In English, not subtitled. (17 min, 1080p).

Interpreting Reality - in this video piece, director Noah Baumbach, director of photography Sam Levy, and colorist Pascal Dangin discuss the look of Frances Ha, the various tests and consultations that were done with the late cinematographer Harris Savides (The Game, Gerry), and some of the challenges directors are presented when shooting with digital cameras. The piece was produced by Criterion in 2013. In English, not subtitled. (19 min, 1080p).

Trailer - original R-rated trailer for Frances Ha. In English, not subtitled. (1080p).