2016 / drama / France / original title : UNE VIE / 119’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / All Rights / International catalog
Normandy, 1819. Jeanne is a young woman full of childish dreams and innocence when she returns home after finishing her schooling in a convent. She marries a local Viscount, Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful man. Little by little Jeanne’s illusions are stripped away.
FIPRESCI Prize – Biennale di Venezia 2016
“A mosaic-like overview of a life […]. Beautifully composed”
The Hollywood Reporter
“A moving, beautifully modulated adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel”
“Judith Chemla is a perfect choice”
“A magnificent and combative portrait of a woman… Of great modernity”