original title: L’événement / 2021 / drama / 1hr 40min /
written by Marcia Romano, Audrey Diwan/ directed by Audrey Diwan /
based on the novel by Annie Ernaux /
country: France / language: French with English subtitles /
This is the story of Anne, a young woman who decides to abort to finish her studies and escape the social constraints of a working-class family. France in 1963: a society that censures women’s desires. And sex in general. This simple but cruel story follows the itinerary of a woman who decides to go against the law. Anne has only a little time before her. Her exams are just around the corner, and her baby bump is growing fast.