Jacques Audiard paints monochromatic portrait of loneliness in ‘Paris, 13th District’

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Issued on: 03/11/2021 – 16:53Modified: 03/11/2021 – 16:54

There are a few crossed paths and crossed wires in Jacques Audiard’s “Paris, 13th District”, which is on release all over France after its première at the Cannes Film Festival in July. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why she failed to connect with these 30-something urbanites, despite Audiard’s form with past features. 

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