A Woman's Life

A Woman's Life
  • 2016
  • France
  • 1h 59min
  • 12A
  • 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.

Read review

Performance times

This film is not currently showing in cinemas.

Reviews & features

A Woman's Life

8 Jan 20183 stars

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…

Tell us more about this listing.