The first trailer for The Squid and the Whale director Noah Baumbach’s upcoming comedy/drama Frances Ha has finally made its way online. The film, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, stars the criminally underrated Greta Gerwig as the titular character. This will mark the second time Gerwig has appeared in a Noah Baumbach film. In 2010, she starred opposite Ben Stiller in Baumbach’s dark comedy Greenberg. Judging from the trailer, the film appears to be fantastic. I love the fact that the film is in black and white. The black and white imagery presents a classic indie tone. Check out the trailer and a clip below.
Official Plot Synopsis:
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she’s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has, but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. Frances Ha is a modern comic fable in which Noah Baumbach explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
Frances Ha was picked up by IFC for distribution and is set for a limited release on May 17th, 2013.