Belgium / France 2016, 96 min
“An uncompromising, free-spirited and genuine portrait of a young woman”
BADEN BADEN charts the trials and tribulations of Ana, played brilliantly by Salomé Richard, a twenty-six-year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad long enough to feel out of place everywhere.
Like many in her generation, Ana lives a life teetering on the edge between comedy and melancholy. She is strong but full of self-doubt, tomboyish but sweet, temperamental and impulsive, innately clumsy, vulnerable, erotic — and rebellious. Her embodiment of contradictions presents a charming, fascinating, and, above all, thoroughly complex portrait of a young person.
After her acclaimed shorts, comes this award-winning debut feature from Belgian filmmaker Rachel Lang.