French director Audrey Diwan holds the Golden Lion award for her film L'Evenement at the Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
French director Audrey Diwan holds the Golden Lion award for her film L'Evenement at the Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE

French film on illegal abortion in the 1960s wins top prize at Venice festival

  • Happening (L’événement) by director Audrey Diwan wowed viewers with its portrayal of a young woman desperate to arrange a termination
  • Critics called the line-up one of the best in years as many films had been held back because of the coronavirus pandemic

Topic |   Venice Film Festival
French director Audrey Diwan holds the Golden Lion award for her film L'Evenement at the Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
French director Audrey Diwan holds the Golden Lion award for her film L'Evenement at the Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Saturday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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