Happening15

France | 2021 | 1h 39m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Anamaria Vartolomei, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Pio Marmaï

In 1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her, but her dreams of finishing her studies is shattered when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands. Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Audrey Diwan’s empathetic yet visceral drama won The Golden Lion award for Best Film at 2021’s Venice Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Happening is an authentic and earnest work, and though it declines to polemicize, it is inarguably pro-choice.’
★★★★★
Natalia Winkleman, IndieWire

‘An exceptional, cold-eyed and politically trenchant character study…It’s hard to think of a film more necessary in the current moment.’
★★★★★
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed Happening between May 15, 2022 and May 20, 2022.

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