R  |  2 hours 18 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center Washington, DC


An official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival, Cesar Award winner Martin Provost's VIOLETTE spans 20 years in the complex life of trailblazing French feminist author Violette Leduc, and her relationship with the legendary Simone de Beauvoir. Born out of wedlock in the early 20th century, Violette (Emmanuelle Devos, in a searing performance) encountered Simone de Beauvoir post-WWII in St-Germain-des-Prés. The intense relationship between the two women would last their entire lives – a relationship based on Violette’s quest for freedom through writing and Simone’s (Sandrine Kiberlain) conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

Directed By

Martin Provost

Written By

Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost, Rene de Ceccatty


Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet


French with English subtitles

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