Happening (L’événement)

Happening (L’événement)

Directed by Audrey Diwan
(France, 2021, digital, in French with English subtitles)


“One of 2022’s Must-See Films” —IndieWire

Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei), a bright college student in 1960s France, fears for her future upon discovering she is pregnant, at a time when abortion is illegal. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by French writer Annie Ernaux, Happening won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Community Partner: Cultural Services of the French Embassy


Happening (L’événement)

Directed by Audrey Diwan
(France, 2021, 100 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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