Esther Hoffenberg

“If you start writing an autobiography you have to go all the way” asserted Violette Leduc. Homosexuality, abortion, bastardness, she confronted all of the 50’s taboo topics without any hypocrisy. Her “intrepid sincerity” brought her admiration and support from Simone de Beauvoir. Almost 50 years after the public success of The Bastard, the strength of Violette Leduc’s books remains intact, as well as her original personality. Inspired by Violette’s poetic style, the film draws the portrait of a great author ahead of her time. A hymn to freedom and to the magic in words.

  • Running time : 56'
  • Country : France
  • Year of production : 2013
  • Author : Esther Hoffenberg
  • Production : Les Films du Poisson Arte TV

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