Violette Leduc
In Pursuit of Love
Esther Hoffenberg
2013 - 60 min - HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

"Writing an autobiography makes you examine yourself at the deepest level". Violette Leduc revealed her life to her readers, with a "fearless sincerity" that was praised by Simone de Beauvoir, her editor and faithful friend. Fifty years after the public success of "The Bastard" in 1964, Violette Leduc’s style and liberty remain as relevant and modern as ever. The film moves between the past and present, meeting the woman who refused taboos and made a great literary work out of her loneliness and "impossible" passions.

Author-Director : Esther Hoffenberg
Photography : Gertrude Baillot
Sound : Benjamin Bober
Editing : Françoise Bernard, Michel Breton
Delegate Producer : Les Films du Poisson
Co-producer : Lapsus
Broadcasting Co-producer : ARTE France


Distributor : Doc & Film International
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Doriane films


2014 - FIPA (Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels), Biarritz (France) : Hors compétition
2014 - FIFF-Festival International de Films de Femmes , Créteil (France) : Sélection
2014 - Festival Mix Milano di cinema gaylesbico e queer culture, Milan (Italie) : Mention spéciale
2013 - Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israël) : Sélection