A Woman's Life (film)

A Women's Life

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 dates
  • 6 September 2016 (2016-09-06) (Venice)
  • 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (France)
Running time
119 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $6.9 million
Box office $356.000[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]


  • Judith Chemla as Jeanne du Perthuis des Vauds
  • Jean-Pierre Darroussin as Simon-Jacques Le Perthuis des Vauds
  • Yolande Moreau as Adélaïde Le Perthuis des Vauds
  • Swann Arlaud as Julien de Lamare
  • Nina Meurisse as Rosalie
  • Finnegan Oldfield as Paul de Lamare
  • Clotilde Hesme as Gilberte de Fourville
  • Alain Beigel as Georges de Fourville
  • Olivier Perrier as Picot
  • François-Xavier Ledoux as Tolbiac
  • Lucette Beudin as Ludivine
  • Sarah Durand as Françoise
  • Marc Olry as Ferdinant de Vauvert
  • Lise Lamétrie as Rose


The film was shot in Normandy. It started 24 August 2015.[4][5]


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