n°76/ Gangly Glam

July 2013


by Nathalie Azoulai


Greta Gerwig started her career as a mumblecore muse, playing in broke indie American movies whose soundtracks were more of mumblings than of proper dialogues. Indeed, Gerwig doesn't look like a mainstream muse because she's just an awkward girl with heavy eyelids, long arms and big feet, that reminds us of Carole Lombard. Just like her, Gerwig has this unseemly kind of performing gift, this uncanny nonchalance. She just made her breakthrough with Noah Baumbach's last movie, Frances Ha. But be ware, when it comes to great actresses, gangliness can always lead to glam. See Rita Hayworth in Gilda.

 Greta Gerwig