Happening (2021)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - May 6, 2022 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Farida Ezzat

Based on the novel by Annie Ernaux, Audrey Diwan’s sophomore feature chronicles the life of a young woman who decides to abort an unwanted pregnancy in 1960s France. When a doctor confirms the pregnancy, Anne spirals out of control, afraid that she might miss her exams when people discover she’s pregnant. In a society that represses sex and female desire, Anne must do whatever it takes to find a solution for her problem.

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abortion, friendship, pregnancy, social-issues, student, women's-issues