Annie Ernaux, the Nobel Prize for Literature and her relationship with the cinema | WritingCinema

Friday, October 07, 2022

Three of his works have been transferred to the cinematographic format. In 2008, filmmakers Patrick-Mario Bernard and Pierre Trividi made an adaptation of The occupation (The occupation) that came to the cinema with the title L’autre.

The story revolves around a married couple, Anne-Marie and Alex. She prefers to live in a relationship with more freedom and independence, while he wants to live a life more like a married relationship. Living this situation, they decide to separate and continue their lives separately, although they continue to see each other and know about each other. When Anne-Marie finds out that Álex started a relationship with another woman, her uncontrolled and obsessive jealousy takes over and will become a big anxiety problem.

French actress Dominique Blanc won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 2008 Venice Film Festival.

In 2021, Lebanese director Danielle Arbid brought the literary work to the big screen Simple Passion (Pure passion), which was at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where a Russian diplomat and a professor and researcher meet by chance and begin to go through a love story.

The last adaptation was last year with The eventby Audrey Diwan, which won the Venice Golden Lion and can currently be seen on HBO Max.

Set in France during 1963, the plot centers on Anne, a brilliant young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she becomes pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the limitations of her social environment disappear. As her final exams approach and as her belly grows, she decides to act, even if she has to face the shame and pain, and the possibility of going to jail for it.

But also, in 2018 Sara Fgaier filmed the short documentary Gli Anniin which a woman gives voice to the text the années (2008), by Ernaux, in a ghostly account of moments from the family past. Fragments out of context, parts of an unfinished memory, that follow one another like pieces of a puzzle that is trying to be given meaning. While Naruna Kaplan Macedo is the author of Mon week-end au center commercial (2014), a documentary that takes place in a shopping center in the French city of Limoges and dwells on its qualities as a meeting space to the rhythm of extracts from the novel Regarde les lumières mon amour (2014).

Finally, at the recent Cannes Festival, Annie Ernaux presented Les Années Super 8 (2022), a film co-directed by her and her son David Ernaux, an intimate diary in the style of her literary production narrated in the first person and where she shares her family recordings filmed between 1972 and 1981 in this

The documentary begins when her two children were seven and three years old and Ernaux and her husband had just moved from the city of Bordeaux to Annecy (France), when she worked as a literature teacher and wrote in secret.

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Annie Ernaux, the Nobel Prize for Literature and her relationship with the cinema | WritingCinema