The LCCU, in other words the “Laure Calamy Cinematic Universe”, will soon be enriched with a new film. In “Annie Colère” by Blandine Lenoir, she plays an MLAC activist, surrounded in particular by Zita Hanrot and India Hair, fighting for the legalization of abortion. A bright and moving trailer has been unveiled.
After The Eventthe film Annie Anger develops the subject of abortion
In 2021, Audrey Diwan made her mark on the world of cinema with The Event, a moving story of an illegal abortion in the early 1960s, adapted from the eponymous novel by Annie Ernaux. A shock, a great film, and a salutary light on a right and a practice still denied to many women today. A year later, director Blandine Lenoir will present the November 30, 2022 Annie Anger, film on the Movement for the Liberation of Abortion and Contraception (MLAC). More specifically, it tells the story of Annie, played by Laure Calamy, a story of commitment and liberation that begins in 1974 (trailer at the top of the article).
“January 1974. Because she accidentally becomes pregnant, Annie, a worker and mother of two children, meets the Movement for the Liberation of Abortion and Contraception (MLAC) which performs illegal abortions in the eyes of all. The fight of Annie will lead her to meet fellow travelers or opponents…”
Laure Calamy well surrounded
The images of this first trailer set a classic and reassuring framework on a subject that is nevertheless serious and urgent. Surrounded by other women, activists, friends of struggle, doctors and nurses, we see Laure Calamy getting involved in the animation of a cell of the MLAC. Objective: to work for the legalization of abortion. The Veil law will be promulgated in 1975, and Annie Anger thus recounts, with the story of these women, the year preceding his vote.
Around Laure Calamy, we find in particular India Hair and Zita Hanrot. Also, the singer Rosemary Standley, well known for being the voice of the folk group Moriarty. It is on his voice that opens the very pretty and luminous trailer ofAnnie Anger. We feel that Blandine Lenoir, to go to the end of her subject, chose to stage trust, sisterhood, and absolute dedication of these women to fully appropriate their bodies. The subject, eminently political, is the collective struggle for the legalization of abortion but also that, intimate, of women who no longer want to be decided for them, who each want to gain access to the autonomy they have been until now. there private.