Violette - Film Review
An uncompromising account of the life of controversial French author Violette Leduc
Set near the end of World War II, Violette follows the life of controversial French author Violette Leduc as she struggles to make a living from her writings about female sexuality. Her every action is dramatic, from stomping around the house she shares with platonic partner Maurice Sachs to raging arguments with her mentor Simone de Beauvoir. Her quest for her mother Berthe’s acceptance is painfully highlighted too. At one point, frustrated by her financial state, Violette snaps at Berthe about becoming a prostitute: “No one wants me with this ugly mug, so who’d pay for it?” Martin Provost’s uncompromising biography is full of the same spectacle, force and fight that define Leduc’s life until her death in 1972.
Director: Martin Provost
Release date: 03 Oct, 2014