L’événement – English subtitles

Ketelhuis Expat

What does it mean to be a young woman in France in 1963, when abortion was prohibited by law?

It is 1963 and promising literature student Anne is about to graduate. Thanks to her studies, she seems to be able to escape the French working class environment in which she grew up. But then she unexpectedly becomes pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands. At the risk of ending up in jail, because abortion is illegal in France.

L’événement is an adaptation of the autobiographical novel of the same name by Annie Ernaux (Dutch translation: Het voorval, from 2004) and won the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival.