Happening (15)

Fri 20 May 2022 - Thu 26 May 2022



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Happening (15)

Dir. Audrey Diwan
2021 | 99 mins | France
French with English subtitles
Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein, Sandrine Bonnaire, Louise Orry-Diquero


  • Fri 20 May: 5.15pm
  • Sat 21 May: 5.15pm
  • Sun 22 May: 6.20pm
  • Mon 23 May: 8pm
  • Wed 24 May: 5.40pm
  • Thu 26 May: 3pm

Adapted from celebrated French writer Annie Ernaux’s short, stark memoir of the same name, Audrey Diwan’s second feature Happening – winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 2021 – follows a young woman in ’60s France as she tries to terminate a pregnancy.

Gifted, ambitious, university student, Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) finds herself pregnant. Anne considers pregnancy “that illness that turns French women into housewives” yet with abortion is still illegal in France she is forced to confront the danger of taking take drastic action of her own.

Styling Anne’s quest as a taut but sober thriller, Diwan’s poised, potent film is timely and relevant.

“It’s hard to think of a film more necessary in the current moment” – LITTLE WHITE LIES


Directed by a woman, written by a woman and starring a significant woman.

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