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Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival 2022-2023 (Formerly the Tournées)

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Film Synopsis

France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so…

Reviews

“HAPPENING unfolds in 1963 France, but the story of a woman risking imprisonment and her health to obtain an illegal abortion has emerged as the year’s most urgent drama.” – Brent Lang, Variety


“Powerful… When I first saw the movie, it felt like a warning shot from a still-distant land. Now it feels urgently of the moment… [Diwan] shows you a woman who desires, desires to learn, have sex, bear children on her terms, be sovereign — a woman who, in choosing to live her life, risks becoming a criminal and dares to be free.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times Critic’s Pick


Best Film, Venice Film Festival, Official selection: Sundance Film Festival

Credits

DIRECTOR
Audrey Diwan

SCREENPLAY
Marcia Romano
Audrey Diwan
Annie Ernaux

CAST
Anamaria Vartolomei
Sandrine Bonnaire
Kacey Mottet Klein
Luàna Bajrami
Louise Orry-Diquéro
Louise Chevillotte