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A Woman’s Life Directed by Stéphane Brizé Opens May 5 A Woman’s Life, a finely calibrated adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel Une vie by the French director Stéphane Brizé, eventually goes on to ripen into a scrupulous inventory of indignities, disappointments, and all-too-ephemeral pleasures in the existence of its protagonist, but it nonetheless opens with a pair of scenes that seem to promise for her a horizon of growth and continuity. On a sun-dappled summer’s...
A Woman's Life Directed by Stéphane Brizé February 17, 6:30pm at the Film Society of Lincoln Center as the Opening Night film of Film Comment Selects Those familiar with Stéphane Brizé’s contemporary morality tale The Measure of a Man may be surprised by his latest film, A Woman’s Life. To be fair, both films show people who are forced to adjust to brutal, unforeseen circumstances. The Measure of a Man, about a worker who is suddenly laid...

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