A Woman's Life (Une vie)

A Woman's Life (Une vie) 12A

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.

Genre

Drama

Cast

Judith Chemla | Jean-Pierre Darroussin | Yolande Moreau | Swann Arlaud | Clotilde Hesme

Directors

Stéphane Brizé