A Single Girl

Directed by Benoît Jacquot
Starring Benoît Magimel, Virginie Ledoyen, Dominique Valadié
Run time 90 min

A day in the life of a young and independent Parisian girl that is shot in real time as she copes with work and relationships. “Just as she's about to start a job with room service at a luxury hotel in Paris, a young woman (Virginie Ledoyen) tells her boyfriend that she's pregnant and wants to keep their child. They quarrel but arrange to meet an hour later; the film then follows her at work for that hour in real time. This segment of Benoit Jacquot's compelling 1995 feature, written with Jerome Beaujour, is a stunning demonstration of moral and existential suspense in relation to duration, much like Agnes Varda's 1961 Cleo From 5 to 7.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum

Name Role
Jérôme Beajour Writer
Philippe Carcassonne Producer
Benoît Magimel Cast Member
Benoît Jacquot Director
Benoît Jacquot Writer
Virginie Ledoyen Cast Member
Dominique Valadié Cast Member
Country France
Original Language French
Subtitles English
Run time 90 min
Year Completed 1995