A Happy Event
Un heureux événement
France, 2011, 107 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Belgium
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Drama
Language: French English Sub-Titles
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Based on an autobiographical novel by philosopher Éliette Abécassis, A Happy Event stars Louise Bourgoin as Barbara, a student unprepared for pregnancy and parenting. As she struggles to finish her PhD thesis, she starts a passionate relationship with Nicolas (Pio Marmaï) and decides to have a child. The film chronicles her pregnancy and their relationship as the “happy event” brings them closer but also threatens to tear them apart. Bourgoin gives a stunning performance as the hyper-sexual future mother, and Marmai is excellent as the patient, but ever increasingly frustrated, father-to-be.
DIRECTOR: Rémi Bezançon
Principal Cast: Louise Bourgoin, Pio Marmaï