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Happening

1h 40m Films, Talks & Events, Drama 2021

Set in 1963 France, a young woman who must choose between an unwanted pregnancy and continuing her studies.

Set in 1963 France, Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion–winning adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s novel follows a young woman who must choose between an unwanted pregnancy and continuing her studies.

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Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion–winning adaptation of the novel by Annie Ernaux tells the story of Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei), a talented young woman in 1963 France who must choose whether or not to abort a pregnancy in order to finish her studies and escape the social constraints of a working-class family. Set in an era and society where women’s desires, and sex in general, are censured, Happening’s protagonist must reconcile her own future and freedom with a decision that goes against the laws of the day. With exams around the corner and her pregnancy starting to show, Anne has precious little time to make her choice.

Director

Audrey Diwan

Language

French

Subtitles

English

Country

France