Monday 13th February

| BY Finn Blythe

Miu Miu’s Latest Instalment Of Women’s Tales

CARMEN by Chloë Sevigny_still_01

What does it mean to be a single woman in 2017? How do we reconcile the fear of loneliness and isolation in a world of ubiquitous social media, where your next date is only a swipe away? Has the superficiality of all these dating sites rendered us awkward and confused individuals, whose refusal to identify with prescribed gender values means we are consigned to the life of a spinster? I know, it’s a lot for a Monday morning, but these are all questions Chloë Sevigny raises in her directorial role for Miu Miu’s 13th and newest instalment of ‘Women’s Tales’, this time starring stand-up comedian Carmen Lynch. For anyone unfamiliar with her style, think Miranda Hart’s self-deprecating anecdotes mixed with Sarah Millican’s deadpan, unblinking delivery. Quite the mix, I know.

Sitting by herself at a bar, equally unable to relate to the posse of girls on her left as she is able to engage with the charming blokes to her right, the moment encapsulates Lynch’s confession that “When you’re on the road, being alone doesn’t even feel like being alone anymore. A lot of us comedians are introverts, observing and listening.” I’m not sure if this sentence makes me sad or not, it feels a bit like the film, which continually cuts between Lynch’s stand up and the more melancholic shots of her daily life in Portland. Last nights premier screening, at the Roxy Hotel Cinema in New York, was attended by a host of names that spanned fashion, art and film, including Jen Brill, Rebecca Dayan, Mia Goth and Laura Harrier, all of whom looked fabulous in their Miu Miu fashions, needless to say.