Gotham Awards: ‘Happening’ Wins For International Feature

November 29, 2022

France’s abortion drama Happening scored an historic win for International Film. Director Audrey Diwan, who said she wasn’t prepared and that she was shaking, called out to “all the silent women [who] put their life at risk to defend their initiate choices. … This shouldn’t be happening again.” The Lumière-winning film — which was not submitted for the International Feature Oscar race but was on France’s shortlist — beat out favorites including Ireland’s The Banshees of Inisherin and South Korea’s Decision to Leave. Presented by IFC Films, Happening made its U.S. premiere after the leaked Supreme Court decision abolishing Roe v. Wade but before it became law.

Read the full list of winners on Deadline