Preview: A Woman’s Life
Judith Chemla shines in this Guy de Maupassant adaptation, a tale spanning 20 years of a woman’s life.
Dir Stéphane Brizé
With Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud
Courtesy of Arrow Films
An adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novella, A Woman’s Life is an impressionistic and beautifully shot tale of naive Jeanne (Chemla), who faces the harsh realities of growing up as a woman in the 19th century. After being brought up in a convent she marries local nobleman Julien de Lamare (Arlaud), who very quickly and unceremoniously reveals himself to be an unfaithful and disdainful husband.
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