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L’événement

Venezia 78 Competition

Director:
Audrey Diwan
Production:
Rectangle Productions (Edouard Weil, Alice Girard), France 3 Cinéma, Wild Bunch, SRAB Films
Running Time:
100’
Language:
French
Country:
France
Main Cast:
Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Sandrine Bonnaire, Anna Mouglalis, Leonor Oberson, Fabrizio Rongione
Screenplay:
Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano
Cinematographer:
Laurent Tangy
Editor:
Géraldine Mangenot
Production Designer:
Diéné Bérété
Costume Designer:
Isabelle Pannetier
Music:
Evgueni and Sacha Galperine
Sound:
Antoine Mercier, Philippe Welsh, Thomas Desjonquères, Marc Doisne
Note:from the novel "L’événement" by Annie Ernaux

Synopsis

France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so…

Director’s Statement

What path is there for a young woman faced with a clandestine abortion? Often, we can only guess at the response. When I decided to adapt Annie Ernaux’s L’événement, I tried to find a way to capture the physical nature of the experience, to take into account the fleshly dimension of the journey. My hope is that the experience transcends the period of the story and the gender barrier. The fate of the young women who have had recourse to such operations is risky, intolerable. All I did was to look for the simple gesture, to the essence, that could convey it.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Edouard Weil, Alice Girard – Rectangle Productions
21, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 156434400
contact@rectangleproductions.com

PRODUCTION 2: France 3 Cinéma
7, esplanade Henri de France
75015 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 156229650
france3cinema@francetv.fr

PRODUCTION 3: Vincent Grimond, Marc Gabizon – Wild Bunch
65, rue de Dunkerque
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 143132115
distribution@wildbunch.eu
https://www.wildbunch.biz

PRODUCTION 4: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral – Srab Films
76, rue Myrha
75018 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 9 73 52 56 58
contact@srabfilms.com

WORLD SALES: Solène Michel – Wild Bunch International
65, rue de Dunkerque
75009 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 1431332132
smichel@wildbunch.eu

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Lucy De Crescenzo – Europictures
Via del Monte della Farina 19
00186 - Roma, Italia
Mob. +39 335 549 1666
lucydecrescenzo@europictures.it
https://www.europictures.it
https://it-it.facebook.com/Europictures.it
https://www.instagram.com/europictures

PRESS OFFICE: Magali Montet – Magali Montet & Co
Mob. +33 0671633616
magali@magalimontet.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Stefania Collalto – Echo Entertainment
Via Giovanni da Procida 3
20149 – Milano, Italia
Mob. +39 3394279472
collalto@echogroup.it


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