HAPPY EVENT, A

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Cast

Louise Bourgoin
Pio Marmaï
Josiane Balasko

Director

Rémi Bezançon

Producer

Eric Altmeyer, Nicolas Altmeyer, Isabelle Grellat, Genevieve Lemal, Arlette Zylberberg

Genres

Film synopsis

“She turned my life upside-down, drove me into a corner, pushed me beyond my limits. She taught me about self-renouncement, tenderness and sacrifice in their most extreme forms. Why didn’t anyone warn me? Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about this?” Barbara Dray. An intimate view of motherhood, A Happy Event explores one of the most thrilling, painful, joyful, terrifying and altogether life-altering expe&shyriences of effervescent young graduate student Barbara Dray (Louise Bourgoin, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adéle Blanc-Sec). Entrenched in the writing of her thesis and completely head-over-heels in love with her boyfriend Nicolas (Pio Marmaï, La délicatesse), life is good for Barbara, with everything in its rightful place. However,  pregnancy threatens to upset universal order and Barbara faces a tidal wave of fear, excitement and trepidation, all the while absorbing the dizzying spin of heartfelt well-wishers and wayward advice-givers. Riding the highs and the lows, succumbing to the cravings, the morning sickness, the ever-bulging body shape and feeling the pressure on her relationship, Barbara’s attempt to conform to the image of the happy expectant mother is a journey fraught with both anxiety and humorous charm. Adapted from bestselling author Eliette Abecassis’ 2005 autobiographical novel, writer-director Rémi Bezançon (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) presents an eye-opening, heart-warming story of dedication and togetherness, proving that nothing can fully prepare you for bringing a new life into the world.

Running time

99 Minutes

Year of production

2011

Classification

Strong sex scenes