The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2016 film A Woman's Life by Stéphane Brizé.

Adapted from the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant, A Woman's Life is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne’s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. French filmmaker Stéphane Brizé shoots this follow-up to his Cannes and César Award winner The Measure of a Man in constricted 4:3 Academy ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant’s portrayal of life’s indifferences.

In French with English subtitles

For more information and ticket reservations, please click here

The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5Monde.

Avalon Theater 5612 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, D.C., DC 20015

The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre Presents: A Woman's Life

When
August 16, 2017 - 8 p.m.
Where
Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20015
A Woman's Life

The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2016 film A Woman's Life by Stéphane Brizé.

Adapted from the novel Une vie by Guy de Maupassant, A Woman's Life is a tale of tormented love embedded in the restrictive social and moral codes of marriage and family in 19th century Normandy. Upon finishing her schooling in a convent, young aristocrat Jeanne marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare, who soon reveals himself to be a miserly and unfaithful husband. As she navigates his chronic infidelity, pressure from her family and community, and the alternating joys and burdens of motherhood, Jeanne’s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. French filmmaker Stéphane Brizé shoots this follow-up to his Cannes and César Award winner The Measure of a Man in constricted 4:3 Academy ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant’s portrayal of life’s indifferences.

In French with English subtitles

For more information and ticket reservations, please click here

The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5Monde.