This Yr’s Winner of Venice’s Golden Lion, Audrey Diwan’s “Taking place,” Acquired by IFC Movies

The winner of Venice Movie Pageant’s prime honor is coming stateside. A press launch introduced that IFC acquired U.S. rights to Audrey Diwan’s “Taking place” (“L’Evénement”) following a bidding battle.

The sixth woman-directed title to assert Venice’s Golden Lion within the fest’s 78-year historical past, “Taking place” is ready in 1963 France and tells the story of Annie, “a brilliant younger pupil with a promising future forward of her. However when she falls pregnant, she sees the chance to complete her research and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. Together with her remaining exams quick approaching and her stomach rising, Anne resolves to behave, even when she has to confront disgrace and ache, even when she should danger jail to take action,” the movie’s synopsis hints.

An adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel of the identical title, “Taking place” marks Diwan’s second characteristic. She made her directorial debut with 2019’s “Shedding It.”

“Audrey has crafted an award-winning movie that places a face on the alternatives ladies need to make, attaining one thing extremely uncommon and rewarding in its highly effective depiction of humanity,” mentioned Arianna Bocco, President of IFC Movies.

Diwan added, “By the lens of IFC Movies and FilmNation, I noticed what ‘Taking place’ might characterize to audiences within the U.S. I really feel extremely supported by this alliance, whose frequent purpose is to take this story to new heights and champion my creative imaginative and prescient.”

A theatrical launch is being deliberate for “Taking place” in early 2022. Diwan penned its script with Marcia Roman.

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