Marriage Story drew on Noah Baumbach and Scarlett Johansson's personal experiences of divorce

Marriage Story has emerged as a favourite for the Oscars next year.
Marriage Story has emerged as a favourite for the Oscars next year.PHOTO: NETFLIX

LOS ANGELES - Even though it is about a couple getting a divorce, director Noah Baumbach says his new film Marriage Story is his attempt at finding "a new way to tell a love story".

Premiering on Netflix on Dec 6, the comedy-drama is a bittersweet look at the disintegration of a marriage that stars Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, 2012) and Adam Driver (Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, 2017).

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