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Happening L'Événement

  Audrey Diwan

  France     100 minutes


France 1963: Hoping to escape the social constraints of her working-class background, bright young college student Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) devotes herself to her studies and has dreams of becoming a writer—until an unplanned pregnancy threatens to derail her future. In a society where women’s desire is erased and abortion is both illegal and entirely taboo, Anne searches for a way to take control of her life. As the weeks pass, her options grow increasingly limited. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival and featuring an astonishing central performance from Vartolomei, this intimate, gripping drama is a resonant chronicle of the fight for personal freedom.

 French with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sun, Oct 17 @ 5:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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In-Theater "Best of the Fest" Screening

Sun, Oct 24 @ 3:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Film Credits

  •   Edouard Weil, Alice Girard
  •   Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano, Anne Berest
  •   Géraldine Mangenot
  •   Laurent Tangy
  •   Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Sandrine Bonnaire, Louise Orry-Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Anna Mouglalis, Fabrizio Rongione, Luàna Bajrami, Leonor Oberson
  •   Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
  •   Rectangle Productions, France 3 Cinéma, SRAB Films
  •   https://www.wildbunch.biz/movie/happening/
  •   2021