A Woman's Life
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Film Info
Program:Lumières Françaises
Tags:Drama
Adaptation
Literature
Release Year:2017
Runtime:119 min
Country:France
Language:French
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWQwA_cRH9M
Cast/Crew
Director:Stéphane Brizé
Producer:Mile´na Poylo
Gilles Sacuto
Cinematographer:Antoine He´berle´
Screenwriter:Stéphane Brizé
Florence Vignon
Guy de Maupassant
Editor:Anne Klotz
Composer:Olivier Baumont
Principal Cast:Judith Chemla
Swann Arlaud
Nina Meurisse
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Yolande Moreau
Description

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.


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