Happening

Winner
Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival
Winner
Most Promising Actress
Cesar Awards
Winner
Directors to Watch
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Softly poised but packing a wallop, French writer-director Audrey Diwan's sophomore film announces her as a major talent.

LAST CHANCE! Thu, May 26

Happening

Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Happening follows Annie, a bright young student who faces an unwanted pregnancy while abortion was still illegal in 1960s France.

“Captivating…vibrates with quiet power.” – IndieWire

“Magnificently written, directed, shot and performed, it reminds you that cinema can be such a powerful medium of empathy.” – Awards Daily

“It's hard to think of a film more necessary in the current moment.”
- Little White Lies

“Deftly adapted by director Audrey Diwan from a novella,
Happening is a period piece, but it’s acted and shot with a shivery immediacy.” - Daily Telegraph UK
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Genre
Drama, Women and Film, French Cinema
Runtime
100
Language
French
Director
Audrey Diwan
Writer(s)
Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano
Cast
Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luana Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Louise Chevillotte
Awards:
Winner, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Winner, Most Promising Actress, Cesar Awards
Winner, Directors to Watch, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

n Audrey Diwan’s tense and quietly radical film 'Happening,' Anne, a bright young student in early 1960s France, discovers she’s pregnant. The law, as the doctor who breaks the news tells her, “is unsparing.” Anyone who helps her terminate the pregnancy will land in jail, as will she. Her closest ...

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