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A Woman's Life

Street Date:
October 3rd, 2017
Movie Release Year:
2016
Studio:
Kino Lorber
Length:
119 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Starring:

Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau

Director:

Stéphane Brizé

Plot Synopsis:

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 Normany. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young arisocrat 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 Manin the classic 1.33:1 aspect ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant's portrayal of life's indifferences.

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