1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her. But the dream of finishing her studies and breaking away from her social background shatters when she unexpectedly becomes pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands. At the risk of ending up in prison.
L’événement is set in France in the 1960s. Anna, a smart student, gets pregnant and thus sees the opportunity to finish her studies and build up a nice career slip away. As her final exams approach, her social life begins to fade and her belly grows at an alarming rate, she is forced to face the shame and pain of an abortion. Even if it means she risks a prison sentence. An adaptation of a novel by Annie Ernaux.