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Golden Lion for Audrey Diwan: The French woman in an interview about the taboo subject of abortion, her experiences as a woman and the literary source.

from Marian Wilhelm, Venice | 5.45 a.m., September 13, 2021

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Audrey Diwan was honored with the Golden Lion in Venice © AP

It was the year of women at the Lido. Saturday evening was allowed to decide on the award for the best director Jane Campion happy, the award for the best screenplay went to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Filmmaker Audrey Diwan accepted the Golden Lion for her abortion drama “L’événement”. “I made the film with anger, lust, my stomach, my heart and my head,” said the 41-year-old French woman during her acceptance speech. Because: In many countries, abortion is not allowed, she feels “heard”.


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