Adapted from a novel by Annie Ernaux, it tells of an illegal abortion while abortion was prohibited in France.
In 1963, Annie Ernaux was forced to have an abortion, while the voluntary termination of pregnancy was still punishable by law in France. Passed under the hands of an “angel maker”, she tells her story in The event, an autobiographical story published in 2000 by Gallimard, which Audrey Diwan brings to the screen with Anamaria Vartolomei in the role of Anne, the young pregnant woman. And it is with a very large “accuracy “(according to Annie Ernaux) that Diwan was able to adapt this story: the film also won the Golden Lion in September at the Venice Film Festival 2021.
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The first trailer for the film, soon in theaters, has just been released:
The synopsis presents this story as that of a class struggle which passes through the female body: “I got pregnant like a poor girl. The story of Anne, a very young woman who decides to have an abortion in order to finish her studies and escape the social fate of her proletarian family. The story of France in 1963, of a society that condemns the desire of women, and sex in general. A simple and hard story retracing the path of who decides to act against the law. Anne has little time in front of her, the exams are approaching, her belly is rounding … “
At the cinema on November 24, The event is produced by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard. Audrey Diwan signs the screenplay with Marcia Romano and Ann Berest. We find Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï and Sandrine Bonnaire in the main roles.
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