A Woman's Life
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
A Woman's Life
Writers Stéphane Brizé (Screenplay) , Florence Vignon (Screenplay) and Guy de Maupassant (Novel)
Adapted from the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant, A Woman’s Life is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne (Judith Chemla) marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne’s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. French filmmaker Stéphane Brizé shoots this follow-up to his Cannes and César Award winner The Measure of a Man in constricted 4:3 Academy ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant’s portrayal of life’s indifferences.
"Haunting and profound... There could never be too many movies like this one."
"A moving, beautifully modulated adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel... has the kind of majesty found not in the grand gesture but the modest detail."
"A humble marvel."
FIPRESCI Prize – Venice Film Festival 2016
|Avalon Theatre||Washington||DC||1502856000August 16, 2017|
|MSP Film Society's St. Anthony Main Theatre||Minneapolis||MN||1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017|
|Center For Contemporary Arts||Santa Fe||NM||1498795200June 30 - July 6, 2017|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1497585600June 16 - June 22, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1497067200June 10 - June 11, 2017|
|Movies of Lake Worth||Lake Worth||FL||1495771200May 26, 2017|
|Movies of Delray||Delray Beach||FL||1495684800May 25, 2017|
|Miami Dade College Tower Theater||Miami||FL||1495166400May 19 - May 25, 2017|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1494561600May 12 - May 25, 2017|
|Laemmle Playhouse 7||Pasadena||CA||1494561600May 12 - May 18, 2017|
|Lincoln Plaza Cinema||New York||NY||1493956800May 5 - May 18, 2017|
|Quad Cinema||New York||NY||1493956800May 5 - May 18, 2017|
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