A Woman’s Life 12A (S)

A Woman’s Life

Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man) returns with this compelling adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel Une Vie - a beautiful story about a woman's experiences in 19th Century Normandy.

Set in Normandy in 1819, this no-frills drama tells the story of 27 years in the life of Jeanne (Judith Chemla in a career-making role), from rural beginnings, to life married to an aristocrat, and all the painful realisations, dreams and disappointments along the way.

Shot in a nearly-square aspect ratio, A Woman's Life is a tightly composed, intricate and impressionistic work that expertly portrays life's indifferences and pressures.