Looking for Cheyenne | Chicago Reader

Looking for Cheyenne

Valerie Minetto's intelligent first feature deals with a lesbian couple, but the same-sex angle is refreshingly incidental to the story line. Mila Dekker plays the title character, an unemployed journalist who decides to leave Paris for a small town. Her girlfriend (Aurelia Petit), a high school teacher highly regarded by her students, has no intention of joining her, but the couple are miserable being separated. Though Minetto addresses a number of social and political issues, including the difficulty of maintaining one's integrity in a bureaucracy, her story is ultimately about negotiating a relationship and the inevitability of working at cross-purposes. In French with subtitles. 86 min.

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