Violette

Violette
  • Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
    Toronto International Film Festival
    2013

A film by Martin Provost
Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet

Emmanuelle Devos (Kings & Queen) stars in this gorgeously rendered biopic of the acclaimed French novelist Violette Leduc, whose intense and fraught relationship with Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kimberlain) fueled her fearless, nakedly confessional writing. In a brilliantly conceived, finely honed and fiercely etched portrait of Leduc, director Martin Provost leads us through chapters depicting her tumultuous life.

Not a biopic in the traditional sense, but a stirring and profound, deep and sympathetic look at an artist whose sexuality provided the core of her writing, and who was fearless in confronting the pain and reality of being a woman.

“A deeply satisfying film. . . Handsome, intelligently absorbing and stirring. New York Times

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2013
Country of Production
France
Language
French
Running Time
132 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm
Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm
Monday, Aug 11, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm
Sunday, Aug 10, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Aug 8, 2014
8:00pm · 5:00pm · 2:00pm

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