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A Woman’s Life (12A)
Dir. Stéphane Brizé, France, Belgium, 119min, 2016, subtitled
- Fri 19 Jan: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
- Sat 20 Jan: 6.30pm
- Sun 21 Jan: 5pm
Starring: Judith Chelma, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud
Based on Guy de Maupassant’s novel ‘Une Vie’, A Woman’s Life is a beautiful and moving tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th Century Normandy.
Upon finishing her school in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates her new circumstances and the joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne’s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away.
‘There could never be too many movies like this one’
THE NEW YORK TIMES
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