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by Martin Provost


Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, relationship based on the quest for freedom by writing to Violet and conviction for Simone to have in their hands the fate of an extraordinary writer.

original title: Violette
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: Doc & Film International, Movies Inspired
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Provost
film run: 139'
release date: FR 06/11/2013, ES 13/06/2014
screenplay: Martin Provost
cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet, Catherine Hiegel, Olivier Py, Jacques Bonaffé
cinematography by: Yves Cape
art director: Thierry François
costumes designer: Madeline Fontaine
producer: Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo
production: TS Productions, Climax Films, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: Big Bang Distribution, Diaphana Distribution, Movies Inspired, Golem Distribución, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.


main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie de Bienne 2013
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2013

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