Happening

L' événement

Greek Premiere - Opening Film

I got knocked up like a poor girl. 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... Based on the titular novel of Annie Ernaux, one of the loudest voices of contempo- rary French literature, the winner of the Golden Lion at the latest Venice International Film Festival, discusses the undeniable human right of every human being to determine their own destiny – and proves that sometimes human history moves backwards.

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Direction: Audrey Diwan
Script: Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano, Anne Berest
Cinematography: Laurent Tangy
Editing: Géraldine Mangenot
Sound: Thomas Desjonquères
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Actors: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï
Production: Rectangle Productions
Producers: Edouard Weil, Alice Girard
Co-production: France 3 Cinéma, Wild Bunch, Srab Films
Costumes: Isabelle Pannetier
Production Design: Dièné Bérété
Make Up: Amélie Bouilly
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 100'
Distribution in Greece: Rosebud21
Contact: WIld Bunch International

Audrey Diwan

Audrey Diwan (born 1980) is a French film director of Lebanese origin. Prior to becoming a film director, she worked as a journalist and a screenwriter. She is a member of Collectif 50/50, a French NGO promoting equality between men and women in the film industry. Her 2021 film Happening was selected for the main competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, where it was subsequently awarded the Golden Lion.

Filmography

2019 Losing It
2021 Happening