Diwan's acclaimed film sparks conversation about reproductive rights, sex positivity, anti-shame and women's bodily autonomy. Join us at Picturehouse Central for an exclusive preview of Audrey Diwan's BAFTA-nominated Happening. The film will be followed by a social impact discussion hosted by writer Caitlin Quinlan and a panel of guest speakers including sex educator, writer, and content creator Rukiat Ashawe and Dr Annabel Sowemimo, a Sexual and Reproductive Health doctor and founder of Decolonising Contraception.
France, 1963, Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her pregnancy progressing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival, Happening is the critically acclaimed new film from BAFTA-nominated director Audrey Diwan.