Blu-ray, DVD Release: The New Girlfriend

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 26, 2016
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $34.98
Studio: Cohen Media

From prolific French filmmaker François Ozon (In the House, Potiche) comes the gender-bending melodrama The New Girlfriend.

Anais Demoustier and Romain Duris in The New Girlfriend

Anais Demoustier and Romain Duris in The New Girlfriend

After mourning the loss of her friend Laura, Claire (Anais Demoustier) comes across Laura’s husband David (Romain Duris, Mood Indigo) dressed head-to-toe in his wife’s clothes. Unsure whether his new guise is the result of foul play, she threatens to reveal David to Laura’s family. But the more time she spends with him, the more Claire becomes seduced by his beautiful new incarnation. As the two become inseparable, Claire wonders whether she is falling for David’s alter ego, or perhaps a part of Laura’s resurrected soul.

Indebted to the visual styles of Pedro Almodóvar, Alfred Hitchcock and Brian De Palma, The New Girlfriend pays homage to classic cinema – from Rebecca to All About My Mother – while still being identified by Ozon, himself an undeniable auteur.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.