Normandy, 1819. Jeanne Le Perthuis des Vauds leaves the convent where she had been studying, to marry Julien de Lamare. He quickly reveals himself to be miserly, brutal and unfaithful. She gradually loses her illusions and innocence, and faces up to her hostile environment.
Directed by: Stéphane Brizé (France, 2016)
Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.
With: Judith Chemla (Jeanne), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (the baron), Yolande Moreau (the baroness), Swann Arlaud (Julien), Nina Meurisse (Rosalie), Clothilde Hesme (Gilberte de Fourville), Alain Beigel (Georges de Fourville), Olivier Perrier (Father Picot)
Awards: jury award at the Colcoa Film Festival 2017; nominated at the Césars 2017 (Best actress, best costumes); nominated at the Lumières awards 2017 (Best actress, Best film, Best director, Best photography); nominated at the Venice Mostra 2016 (Golden Lion, Special jury prize)