L’événement (Happening)

Friday, February 17 • 7pm

L’événement (Happening)
Audrey Diwan, Blu-ray, 100 min
France, 2021 (French)

Golden Lion, 2021 Venice Festival

Adapted from Annie Ernaux’ 2000 eponymous novel recounting her traumatic recourse to an illegal abortion. In 1963, Anne the social renegade daughter of working-class parents faces the dilemma of risking her life and aborting or having the baby and sacrificing her future in a race against time, a few months before sitting for her final exams at university. 

Presented as part of the Albertine Cinémathèque program

Copies of Annie Ernaux’ L’événement and, thanks to Boswell Book Company, translations of her works will be for sale at the Student Union Cinema.