Happening (2022)

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Director: Audrey Diwan Run Time: 100 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Luàna Bajrami, Pio Marmaï

Country: France
Language: French

About the film:

Won the Golden Lion at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival. 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.

“More than a biopic or period-piece, this is a stylish time capsule reaching into the present with unnerving clarity.”

-Ella Kemp, Empire Magazine

About the filmmaker: 

Audrey Diwan is a French writer and director, known for Happening (2021), The Connection (2014) and The Man with the Iron Heart (2017). Diwan was nominated for best director at the 2022 BAFTAs and won the prestigious Golden Lion at the 78th Venice Film Festival for Happening (2021), based on a novel published in 2000 by French author Annie Ernaux.

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