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.
Original title: L'événement
Production country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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: Amélie Bouilly, Sarah Mescoff
Sound: Antoine Mercier, Thomas Desjonquères, Simon Poupard, Marc Doisne
Original Score: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Cast: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero
About the director
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.