A Woman's Life
The young noblewoman Jeanne lives a protected life in her parents’ home in the 19th century. She is at an age where it’s time for her to marry, and her well-meaning parents are quick to accept the young nobleman who shows an interest in her. It soon turns out that he is not the wealthy and faithful man he pretended to be, and Jeanne is forced to realize how harsh the world can be for a young woman without a safety net in 19th century France. The film is based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant and was awarded a prize for best film at the Venice Film Festival. It was also nominated for a César.