The easiest comparison is to the Norwegian instant classic ‘The Worst Person in the World’, but this French effort isn’t quite in the same league despite being also centered around a flighty young single woman who steals the show out from under everyone else. While a much more beautiful film (shot on location on the Brittany coast), ‘Anaïs’ tone-shifts (from loopy comedy to relationship drama to lesbian romance) too much for it to get any solid footing.

2.5/5 stars