Violette

Thursday 15 January – 7.30pm

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Dir. Martin Provost France 2013 139 mins (15)

Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet

Emmanuelle Devos delivers a stunning performance of French literary sensation Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century and scarred by childhood trauma and a loveless marriage. She meets Simone de Beauvoir in the post World War II years. An intense relationship begins between the two women, which will endure a lifetime. A parade of great French writers is brought to life by a magnificent ensemble cast as the film vividly brings to life the heady intellectual atmosphere of 1940s Paris.

 

 

We are delighted that Professor Alison Fell from Leeds University will provide a short introduction to Violette Leduc and the context of the film

 

“Emmanuelle Devos brings enormous charisma to this story of writerly ambition and romantic disappointment “ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

 

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