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France, 1963 - a society that censures women's desires, not to mention sex in general. Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, 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, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so... Rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Entertainment Weekly raves: “If Happening often feels like a punch to the solar plexus, that's exactly what it should be.” 

Directed By

Audrey Diwan

Written By

Marcia Romano, Audrey Diwan, Annie Ernaux (novel)


Pio Marmaï, Louise Chevillotte, Sandrine Bonnaire, Luàna Bajrami, Anamaria Vartolomei


French with English subtitles

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