No easy summer romance in this buddy comedy

Mina Farid (left) and Zahia Dehar star in An Easy Girl, which was shown at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Mina Farid (left) and Zahia Dehar star in An Easy Girl, which was shown at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

On the surface, the French film An Easy Girl seems to be a female buddy comedy that offers the usual lessons - the "nice" girl shows the "wild" girl the meaning of real love, while the wild one teaches the nice one how to fling caution to the wind and follow her heart.

But this is not what happens in director and co-writer Rebecca Zlotowski's film.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'No easy summer romance in this buddy comedy'. Print Edition | Subscribe