keswick film festival

A Woman's Life (12)

Showing Friday 23rd February, 2.30pm

A Woman's Life (12)

This production ended on 23/02/2018

Synopsis

"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. The power of Mr. Brizé's film - and of Ms. Chemla's quietly volcanic performance - lies partly in the way ordinary disasters erupt in Jeanne's life, at once challenging her passivity and emphasizing her helplessness. New York Times "

119 minutes, Stéphane Brizé, France 2017 (12)

Please note: there is an overnight closure on the A66 which will be in force from 8pm – 6am from Mon 19 February until 18 March, affecting traffic routes on the A66 between Keswick and Penrith. Visit our location page to find out more.

Prices £6.50, £5.50 non members, £4 students, u16s, unwaged