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"She turned my life upside-down, drove me into a corner, pushed me beyond my limits. She taught me about self-renouncement, tenderness and sacrifice in their most extreme forms. Why didn't anyone warn me?" Barbara Dray.

An intimate view of motherhood, A Happy Event explores one of the most thrilling, painful, joyful, terrifying and altogether life-altering expe­riences of effervescent young graduate student Barbara Dray (Louise Bourgoin, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adéle Blanc-Sec).

Entrenched in the writing of her thesis and completely head-over-heels in love with her boyfriend Nicolas (Pio Marmaï, La délicatesse), life is good for Barbara. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to upset universal order,  Barbara faces a tidal wave of fear, excitement and trepidation. Succumbing to the cravings, the morning sickness and feeling the pressure on her relationship, Barbara’s attempt to conform to the image of the happy expectant mother is a journey fraught with both anxiety and humorous charm.

Adapted from Eliette Abecassis’ autobiographical novel, writer-director Rémi Bezançon (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) presents a heart-warming story of dedication and togetherness.


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  • Louise Bourgoin
  • Pio Marmai


  • Remi Bezancon
  • Running time 105 min
  • Region AUS & NZ
  • Format SD
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language French
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2626
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles English
  • MA