HAPPENING (100 NR)

HAPPENING

SUMMARY

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.

DIRECTOR: Audrey Diwan
WRITERS: Marcia Romano, Audrey Diwan, Annie Ernaux (based on the novel by)
CAST:  Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami


 

REVIEW

“With clear-eyed poise, the director Audrey Diwan captures the wrenching loneliness that can come with terminating an unwanted pregnancy — and how judgment of such a choice can be even more crushing than the possibility of breaking an unjust law.”

Shirley Li, The Atlantic