Screening of the film HAPPENING, by Audrey Diwan

25 October 2021

Monday, October 25 at 6:00 pm, screening of the film Happening (Golden Lion at the 78th Mostra di Venezia, 2021)
Michel Piccoli room, Villa Medici
Duration: 1.40h
VO in French, with Italian subtitles

Introduction of the film by film director Audrey Diwan and lead actress Anamaria Vartolomei.

Admission: 5€ (Tickets can be purchased on site or online. For online bookings, a fee of €1.80 is charged on the purchase of a ticket)

Based on the novel written by Annie Ernaux

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…

→ Watch the trailer

Audrey Diwan was born in 1980. She is a journalist for Technikart magazine, a columnist for Glamour and a freelance editor. Inspired by American authors such as Chuck Palahniuk and John Kennedy Toole, she published her first novel La Fabrication du mensonge on the theme of marriage.