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A Woman's Life (film)

A Women's Life
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Film poster
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
Produced by Miléna Poylo
Gilles Sacuto
Written by Stéphane Brizé
Florence Vignon
Based on Une vie
by Guy de Maupassant
Starring Judith Chemla
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Yolande Moreau
Cinematography Antoine Héberlé
Edited by Anne Klotz
Distributed by Diaphana
Release date
  • 6 September 2016 (2016-09-06) (Venice)
  • 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (France)
Running time
119 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $8.2 million
Box office $880.000[1]

A Women's Life (French: Une vie) is a 2016 French-Belgian drama film directed by Stéphane Brizé. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in competition.[2][3] It was awarded the Louis Delluc Prize for Best Film in 2016.[4]



The film was shot in Normandy. It started 24 August 2015.[5][6]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
César Awards Best Actress Judith Chemla Nominated
Best Costume Design Madeline Fontaine Nominated
Louis Delluc Prize Best Film Won
Magritte Awards Best Supporting Actress Yolande Moreau Pending
Lumières Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Stéphane Brizé Nominated
Best Actress Judith Chemla Nominated
Best Cinematography Antoine Héberlé Nominated
Venice International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Won
Golden Lion Nominated


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