Audrey Diwan directs Anamaria Vartolomei, Kacey Mottet Klein and Luàna Bajrami in this Sixties-set French drama where a university student falls pregnant and seeks an illegal abortion.
A career making central performance from Anamaria Vartolomei. Is she ever off screen? Do we ever have any doubt as to what fears, emotions and pains she is forced to internalise? Immersive, intimate and gruelling. Just a fantastic piece of filmmaking. And depressingly timely. A woman’s body is her own dominion. Let’s not ever roll back the clock to the point where young people were forced to be so ostracised and put in so much jeopardy just for deciding their own life deserves more of a chance than one that isn’t even formed yet.
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