The Law

In 1974, French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing put his Health Minister Simone Veil in charge of a daunting task: successfully carrying a new abortion law through parliament. Veil, an Auschwitz survivor, spent her life fighting for women’s rights. With three days to argue the law to parliamentarians, and after her male colleagues abandon her to the task alone, Veil faces down both sexism and anti-Semitism without ever losing her cool, and ends up making history. Award-winning Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Avant Chanel) delivers a spellbinding performance as the legendary politician and writer Veil. Christian Faure’s masterful direction employs a beautiful film-noir look, depicting the backroom wheeling and dealing of politics with all the tension and engagement of a thriller. Also stars Michaël Cohen (Shall We Dance?) as a young Jacques Chirac.

Original title:
La loi, le combat d'une femme pour toutes les femmes
87 minutes
Christian Faure

Shown at

  1. 25th Annual International Film Fest (Eastern Connecticut) - 2019
  2. 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  3. 26th Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  6. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  7. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  8. Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  10. JewishFilm - 2016
  11. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  12. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  13. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  14. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  15. PJFF Fall Festival - 2015
  16. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  17. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  18. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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