D. Audrey Diwan | R18+ | France
Winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival, Happening is a fierce and timely abortion drama, executed precisely by director Audrey Diwan.
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 and pursue an abortion, even if she must confront shame and pain, and risk prison to do so.
Audrey Diwan’s intimate adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s autobiographical novel is raw, intense, and heartbreaking. A must-see, essential film that doesn’t shy away from an increasingly relevant topic as women’s rights are challenged across the globe. Featuring an impeccable cast, with up-and-comer lead actress Anamaria Vartolomei supported by the iconic Sandrine Bonnaire.
French with English subtitles.
“Softly poised but packing a wallop, French writer-director Audrey Diwan’s sophomore film announces her as a major talent. Harrowing, urgent and heroic in its own subdued way.”– Hollywood Reporter
Thursday 22 September
2pm & 6pm
$15 Door Sales
Contains high impact scenes
In light of the public holiday announcement to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this screening has been cancelled. All ticket holders will be contacted shortly.