Happening (L’événement)

Happening (L’événement)

Happening (L’événement)

Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 2021, this adaptation of Annie Ernaux's novel looks back on the author's experience with abortion when it was still illegal in France in the 1960s.

Golden Lion & FIPRESCI Award, Venice Film Festival 2021
2021100 minsFrance
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Happening (L’événement) / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

There’s a slight lack of dramatic tension in much of the lead-up to its harrowing finale...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Often a tough watch, compassionate but brutally honest, and almost breathless in its chronicle of a struggle that has obviously stayed with the author for decades.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Plays its private trauma as a harrowing thriller, and showcases a superb performance from Anamaria Vartolomei as Anne Duchesne, the agonised student in the spotlight.

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Variety

Variety

Filmed and performed in such a delicate, skin-soft register, meanwhile, that the escalating terror of Anne’s situation is all the more pronounced, eventually pivoting into a realm of wholly realism-based body horror.

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