Violette | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Fri 24 Oct - Thu 6 Nov

Violette

Cert. 15

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122 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 2013 | col | dir. Martin Provost, with Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet

After the success of Seraphine with Yolande Moreau, French director Martin Provost returns to the first-name female biopic genre with Violette, a beautifully crafted and performed period drama that illuminates the life of French author Violette Leduc. Born out of wedlock early in the last century, impoverished and unloved, Violette Leduc (Devos) meets Simone de Beauvoir (Kiberlain) in post war Saint-Germain-des-Prés. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two female authors, based on Violette’s quest for freedom through writing and on Simone’s conviction that she holds in her hands the destiny of an extraordinary writer.

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