Adopt Films is proud to announce the release of VIOLETTE, Martin Provost's (Séraphine, winner of 7 César Awards) drama spanning 20 years in the complex life and work of trailblazing French feminist author Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos, Kings & Queen, in a searing performance) and her relationship with the legendary Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain).  VIOLETTE is scheduled to open in NY on Friday, June 13 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center, followed by a national release.

Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. The intense relationship between the two women would last their entire lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing for Violette and for Simone, on the conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

Arthouse darling Emmanuelle Devos won her first César Award for her performance as partially deaf Carla in Jacques Audiard's On My Lips and her second César for Xavier Giannoli’s In the Beginning. She has been praised for many other performances including Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale, Alain Resnais's Wild Grass and Audiard’s The Beat That My Heart Skipped. She will soon begin filming Neil LaBute’s The Geography of Hope alongside Vera Farmiga, Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris.

Sandrine Kiberlain, fresh off her Best Actress win at the 2014 Cesar Awards for 9 Month Stretch, is one of France’s most respected actresses, and has appeared in over fifty films including Alain Resnais' final film Life of Riley, as well as with top French directors such as Jacques Audiard (A Self-Made Hero), Benoit Jacquot (Seventh Heaven, La Fausse Suivante de Marivaux) and Claude Miller (Betty Fisher and Other Stories).

“A deeply satisfying fictional film about the French writer Violette Leduc (1907-72), who rose from illegitimacy (the subject of her memoir “La Batarde”) to move among the likes of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Genet” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Martin Provost once again casts his sharp yet sympathetic gaze on an uncompromising woman artist profoundly at odds with the social and artistic conventions of her day. These may be the finest screen hours yet for Devos, who has always excelled at playing private, wounded women… and who here gives Leduc a caged-animal intensity.”—Scott Foundas, Variety

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