Violette (2013 film)

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Film poster
Directed by Martin Provost
Written by Martin Provost
Starring Emmanuelle Devos
Cinematography Yves Cape
Edited by Ludo Troch
Distributed by Doc & Film International
Release dates
  • 6 September 2013 (2013-09-06) (TIFF)
  • 6 November 2013 (2013-11-06) (France)
Running time
139 minutes
Country France
Language French

Violette is a 2013 French biographical drama film written and directed by Martin Provost, about the French novelist Violette Leduc.[1] It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[2]


During the last years of WWII, Violette Leduc lives with Maurice Sachs, who doesn't love her but who does encourage her to write. She seeks out Simone de Beauvoir and eventually presents her with a draft her first book. De Beauvoir rewards Violette's trust by reading and commenting on the book and by introducing her to contemporary intellectual icons Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet and Albert Camus. In 1964, the success of Violette Leduc's autobiographical bestseller La Bâtarde enables her to earn a living from her writing.



  1. ^ "Violette". Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Violette". TIFF. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 

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