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Goodfellas - Happening

Audrey Diwan




Screening room

Status: Completed

Director(s): Audrey Diwan

Main cast: Anamaria Vartolomei, Luana Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Kacey Mottet Klein

Short synopsis : Adapted from Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel, HAPPENING recounts the journey of a young woman’s physical and emotional battle to access illegal abortion in a desperate race against the clock. A powerful and gripping drama set in a society that condemned female desire and sexual liberty.

Long synopsis : France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so…


  • Anamaria Vartolomei, Luana Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquero, Kacey Mottet Klein, Louise Chevillotte, Pio Marmaï, Sandrine Bonnaire


  • Producer(s): Edouard Weil
  • Director(s): Audrey Diwan
  • Screenplay: Audrey Diwan, Marcia Romano
  • DP: Laurent Tangy
  • Editing: Geraldine Mangenot
  • Original Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
  • Set Design: Diéné Berete
  • Costume Designer: Isabelle PANNETIER
  • Sound Editor: Thomas Desjonquères
  • Original Title: L'Evenement
  • Genre(s): Drama

  • Production company: RECTANGLE PRODUCTIONS
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 100 min
  • Venice Film Festival 2021 - In Competition