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Violette2013

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  • 4.2
  • passes the bechdel test
Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. An intense relationship began between the two women, which would last their whole lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing, for Violette, and, for Simone, on the conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

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This was a beautiful film, and worth the watch. I hadn't known about this historical and literary persona, so it was interesting to get some education on her as a writer, and her relationship with de Beauvoir. A tortured and stunning artist.

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This was a beautiful film, and worth the watch. I hadn't known about this historical and literary persona, so it was interesting to get some education on her as a writer, and her relationship with de Beauvoir. A tortured and stunning artist.

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Absolutely gorgeous. Sensitive, unsensational. Try to find Violette's books--it's very difficult. Genet is everywhere, but women's sexuality is still under lock and key today.

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I saw it awhile ago and it gets richer as time passes. A beautiful portrait of a complex woman.

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I was not familiar with the work of Violette Leduc but this portrait is a good way to discover her. The pacing is suited to the story of a complex woman and how amazing to see Simone de Beauvoir portrayed in a modern film.

Great movie to discover the life and struggle of a fantastic writer...

I loved it . Really captures the struggle artist go through

Vey lovely and historically accurate film about a woman we should all call a S'hero!