HAPPENING (L’ÉVÉNEMENT) World Cinema

HAPPENING (L’ÉVÉNEMENT)

Following the theatrical screening, watch a special conversation with director Audrey Diwan moderated by AFI FEST Programmer Julia Kipnis.

In Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion award-winning feature adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel, Anamaria Vartolomei delivers a breakout performance as Anne, a young woman studying literature in 1960s France. While on the path to sexual liberation, Anne discovers that she is pregnant – an occurrence her friends liken to a death sentence in a country where abortion is stigmatized and illegal. Determined not to let her life and academic ambitions be derailed by an unexpected pregnancy, Anne desperately searches in secret for a solution to her predicament. Anchored by supporting turns from Sandrine Bonnaire (VAGABOND) and Luàna Bajrami (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE), this poignant and timely film does not shy away from the brutal realities many women must endure when left without a choice. –Julia Kipnis

Audrey Diwan is a filmmaker, author and screenwriter who has collaborated with Cédric Jimenez, Gilles Lellouche and Valérie Donzelli, among others. She made her feature film directing debut with LOSING IT, starring Celine Sallette and Pio Marmai. Her second film, HAPPENING, won the Golden Lion at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Esther Devos
Wild Bunch International
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Details

Country: France

Year: 2021

Director: Audrey Diwan

Screenwriters: Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano

Producer: Edouard Weil

Director of Photography: Laurent Tangy

Editor: Geraldine Mangenot

Production Designer: Diene Berete

Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine

Cast/Featuring: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry Diquiero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Sandrine Bonnaire, Anna Mouglalis

Running Time (minutes): 100

Language: French

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