Story of Women
|Story of Women|
|Directed by||Claude Chabrol|
|Produced by||Marin Karmitz|
|Written by||Colo Tavernier
Francis Szpiner (book)
|Music by||Matthieu Chabrol. Additional music : La Chanson du maçon, music by Henri Betti|
|Editing by||Monique Fardoulis|
|Distributed by||MK2 Diffusion (France)
New Yorker Films (USA)
|Running time||108 minutes|
Story of Women (French: Une affaire de femmes) is a 1988 French drama film directed by Claude Chabrol based on the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud, guillotined on July 30, 1943, for having performed 27 abortions in the Cherbourg area, and the book by Francis Szpiner.
The film premiered at the 45th Venice International Film Festival, in which Isabelle Huppert was awarded the prize for best actress. It has been cited as a favorite by filmmaker John Waters, who presented it as his annual selection within the 2008 Maryland Film Festival.
- Isabelle Huppert as Marie
- François Cluzet as Paul
- Nils Tavernier as Lucien
- Marie Trintignant as Lulu/Lucie
- Lolita Chammah as Mouche #2
- Aurore Gauvin as Mouche #1
In 1988, Isabelle Huppert won the Best Actress award at the Valladolid International Film Festival and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival. In 1989, the film won the Golden Precolumbian Circle at the Bogota Film Festival, the LAFCA Award at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the NBR Award at the National Board of Review, USA and the NYFCC Award at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In 1990 it won the Sant Jordi Award, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
- "Ermanno Olmi Wins Prize At Venice Film Festival". New York Times. September 10, 1988. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
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