A Woman's Life
- 1h 59min
- Directed by: Stéphane Brizé
- Cast: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau
- Language: French
Jeanne (Chemla) has led an idyllic existence with her parents until she is married to a handsome Viscount and experiences the crushing realities of a woman’s position in 19th century France. Brizé keeps a claustrophobic focus on Jeanne and Chemla gives an impressive, heartfelt performance as a woman becoming more and more disillusioned and careworn.
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A Woman's Life8 Jan 2018
Judith Chemla is heartbreaking in Stéphane Brizé's unflinching period drama
Director Stéphane Brizé is best known for a series of collaborations with actor Vincent Lindon exploring masculinity in crisis. 2015's The Measure of a Man earned Lindon the Best Actor prize at Cannes. A Woman's Life is Brizé's first period drama and is…
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