L'EVENEMENT

France

Synopsis

Adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel, HAPPENING recounts the journey of a young woman’s physical and emotional battle to access illegal abortion in a desperate race against the clock. A powerful and gripping drama set in a society that condemned female desire and sexual liberty.

Director's Biography

Audrey Diwan was born in Paris in 1980. Filmmaker and author, she is also a screenwriter and has collaborated with Cédric Jimenez, Gilles Lellouche and Valérie Donzelli, among others. She made her feature film directing debut with LOSING IT (2019), starring Céline Sallette and Pio Marmaï.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2021 - HAPPENING
2019 - MAIS VOUS ÊTES FOUS
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Audrey Diwan

Written by: Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano

Produced by: Edouard Weil, Alice Girard

Cinematography: Laurent Tangy

Editing: Géraldine Mangenot

Production Design: Diéné Bérété

Costume Design: Isabelle Pannetier

Make-Up & Hair: Amélie Bouilly, Sarah Mescoff

Original Score: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine

Sound: Antoine Mercier , Thomas Desjonquères, Simon Poupard, Marc Doisne

Casting: Elodie Demey

Main Cast: Anamaria Vartolomei (Anne), Luana Bajrami (Hélène), Kacey Mottet-Klein (Jean), Louise Orry-Diquero (Brigitte)

Nominations and Awards

  • European University Film Award 2021
  • Feature Film Selection 2021