Stephane Brize’s latest film “A WOMAN’S LIFE” opening this weekend

By Oliver Carnay

A film by St�phane Briz�

Based on the novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant

Starring: Judith Chemla, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau, and Swann Arlaud

Adapted from the novel Une Vie by Guy de Maupassant, 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 (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, Jeanne�s rosy illusions about her privileged world are slowly stripped away. French filmmaker St�phane Briz� shoots this follow-up to his Cannes and C�sar Award-winner The Measure of a Man in constricted 4:3 Academy ratio, creating a tightly composed work that perfectly translates de Maupassant�s portrayal of life�s indifferences.

RT: 119min / Not Yet Rated

LANGUAGE: French with English Subtitles

A WOMAN’S LIFE will be showing at the following theaters:

Laemmle’s Royal Theatre
11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Laemmle’s Playhouse 7
673 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101