the-law

Sun 15 Nov

The Law

Cert. 18

Festivals & Series

UK Jewish Film Festival

La Loi

87 mins

in French with English subtitles

France | 2014 | col | dir. Christian Faure, with Emmanuelle Devos, Lorànt Deutsch, Flore Bonaventura

A gripping and elegant biopic tracing Simone Veil’s courageous fight to legalise abortion in France. Veil – beautifully played by Emmanuelle Devos – was a groundbreaking French health minister; also one of the few women in Jacques Chirac’s government in the 70’s. Shot with the style of a classic French noir, The Law is an impressive, well-paced exploration of the continued need for survival and resilience in the shadows of anti-Semitism and sexism, cast over post-war French society.

Sun 15 Nov – 6.30pm

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