|A Woman’s Life – Trailer
Adapted from the novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, A Womanâ€™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 (Judith Chemla) marries local Viscount Julien de Lamare (Swann Arlaud), 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, Jeanneâ€™s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away.
Directed by: StÃ©phane BrizÃ©
Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, Swann Arlaud, Nina Meurisse