FilmNation Acquires Happening

October 05, 2021

After a bidding battle, IFC Films president Arianna Bocco and FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner won U.S. rights to the Audrey Diwan-directed drama Happening. Diwan wrote the script with Marcia Romano based on Annie Emaux’s semi-autobiographical novel about a young woman whose future is threatened after she becomes pregnant at a time before abortion had been legalized in France. The provocative film won the Golden Lion at Venice and has the potential to be a zeitgeist picture when IFC releases it here early next year, as conservative states like Texas pass abortion laws that challenge Roe V Wade.

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