A WOMAN’S LIFE

A film by Stéphane Brizé

Cast : Judith Chemla, Swann Arlaud, Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Finnegan Oldfield

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

Press

“A mosaic-like overview of a life […]. Beautifully composed”

The Hollywood Reporter

“A moving, beautifully modulated adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel”

Variety

“Judith Chemla is a perfect choice”

Screen

“A magnificent and combative portrait of a woman… Of great modernity”

ELLE

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