A haunting portrait of a woman in a painful struggle about body politics and self-autonomy based on a story by Annie Ernaux. France, 1963. Anne is a gifted and industrious student, who is looking to climb the social ladder and escape the constraints of her background. Due to an unplanned pregnancy, the door appears to be closed for Anne – and alternatives are still covered by a blanket of silence. Anne visits different doctors, desperately seeking help and finding none, still less solidarity. In her intense interpretation of the role, Anamaria Vartolomei makes tangible the sovereign spirit of a persistent young woman.
AUDREY DIWAN (*1980) is a French journalist, screenplay writer and director of Lebanese descent. After her debut Losing It (2019) Happening is her second feature film.
OV with German subtitles
Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano, basierend auf dem Roman "L'Événement" von Annie Ernaux
Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Sandrine Bonnaire, Leonor Oberson