Das Ereignis

a film by Audrey Diwan. Starts March 31st at the fsk. In French with German subtitles. 

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Access to abor­ti­on, now con­side­red an ina­li­enable human right in the Western world, was only made pos­si­ble by the cou­ra­ge­ous strug­gles car­ri­ed out by women from the late 1960s onward. L’EVÉNEMENT takes place at the dawn of this cru­cial coll­ec­ti­ve awa­re­ness, at a time when abor­ti­on was still con­side­red a cri­mi­nal offen­se in France. Audrey Diwan brings Annie Ernaux’s auto­bio­gra­phi­cal novel (2000) to life on the screen with a sober, sen­si­ti­ve touch.
Student Annie, the film’s heroi­ne, is the pro­to­ty­pe of a young woman deter­mi­ned to take her desti­ny into her own hands, to do what she wants with her body and con­se­quent­ly her life.
Shifting with a dre­a­my flui­di­ty bet­ween ensem­ble sce­nes – Annie lives in a stu­dent house and shares her ever­y­day life with a lar­ge group of girls – and the soli­ta­ry wan­de­rings of her prot­ago­nist, the direc­tor subt­ly expres­ses the trou­bles and vital decis­i­ons that this incre­asing­ly lonely girl must con­t­end with. In this con­stant­ly ten­se but never melo­dra­ma­tic chro­nic­le, actress Anamaria Vartolomei – the film’s gre­at reve­la­ti­on – embo­dies Annie’s fate with pas­sio­na­te deter­mi­na­ti­on. In the inten­si­ty of her gaze, we can sen­se the enti­re future of fema­le eman­ci­pa­ti­on. (Maria Giovanna Vagenas)


L‘ Evénement
FR 2021, 100 min., frz. OmU
Regie: Audrey Diwan
Kamera: Laurent Tangy
Schnitt: Géraldine Mangenot
mit: Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet-Klein, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry Diquero, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Sandrine Bonnaire, Anna Mouglalis, Leonor Oberson, Fabrizio Rongione

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