A woman's life

On Tuesday 28th of March at Palace Brighton Bay you will see a special screening of:

A Woman's Life


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Screening followed by Q&A with Dr Bertrand Bourgeois

About The Q&A..

From page to screen: what happens with the change of medium? Is adapting a classic novel into a movie betraying it, or bringing it to second life? This Q&A will look at Stephane Brizé’s  A woman’s life (2016), the recent film adaptation of Maupassant’s  Une vie (1883) to explore the notion of cinematic adaptation of literature.
Dr Bertrand Bourgeois is a lecturer in French Studies, specialist of Nineteenth Century French Literature (Flaubert, Goncourt, Huysmans).


France, Belgium
2015 / Drama
Running time : 1h59
Director : Stéphane Brizé
Starring : Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud


“Maupassant’s from text to screen:
betrayal or revival?”


Optimistic and bright-eyed, 20-year-old Jeanne is a noblewoman living in Normandy in 1819. When the handsome Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud) asks for her hand in marriage, she fantasises that the years to follow will be brimming with dreamy afternoons of flower beds bathed in dappled sunlight. Yet fate holds a very different destiny for this woman’s life. Betrayed by her husband, her son, and in many ways, her own idyllic youth, we follow Jeanne through the passing of time, as her dreams turn to disillusionments.

A revelation in the title role, Chemla effortlessly encapsulates an expansive range of emotions and character developments while exceptional camera work, production design and costumes recreate every detail of Jeanne’s world with a majesty that will undoubtedly resonate with male and female audiences alike.


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