Violette


French Title: Violette
Genre: Drama – Biopic
Director: Martin Provost
Cast: Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet
Length: 140 min
Country: France – Belgium
Release: Nov. 2013
Select Awards: Magritte 2015 Nomination (Best Foreign Film in Co-Production)

Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir during the post-WWII years in St-Germain- des-Prés. An intense, life-long relationship formed between these two women: one, for Violette, based on the quest for freedom through writing, and one, for Simone, based on the conviction that the fate of an extraordinary writer was in her hands.