Maison 4:3 is pleased to announce the theatrical release of Woman, a documentary feature directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film transports us to more than 50 countries to meet women with different life paths, shaped by their culture, and takes an admiring look at all those who, each in their own way, assert themselves and fight stereotypes.
Presented as a World Premiere in official selection at the Venice International Film Festival and then at the Festival du nouveau cinema in Montreal, Woman was also screened at Cinéma du Parc on March 8 for International Women’s Day. The film will open in Quebec starting August 14.
Woman is a “fresco” that amplifies the voices of 2,000 women who have agreed to testify in 50 countries. Woman brings to life the life stories of very different women, each shaped by her family history, her culture or her faith. Around the world, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova have encountered known or unknown figures, always heroic in their daily lives. Beyond the will to denounce certain injustices that women must face during their existence, this film highlights their determination to overcome obstacles and stereotypes.
ABOUT FILMMAKER ANASTASIA MIKOVA
Anastasia Mikova is a Ukrainian-born journalist and director whose work has always focused on social and humanist issues. She works in particular as a journalist for several documentaries dealing with subjects such as illegal immigration, organ trafficking or surrogate mothers. She then became editor-in-chief of the Vu du Ciel documentary series, which marked the beginning of her collaboration with photographer and director Yann Arthus-Bertrand. She worked with him as 1st assistant director on his documentary Human (2015), for which she directed more than 600 interviews.
ABOUT FILMMAKER YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French director and photographer who became known to the general public in 1999 following the publication of the book La Terre vue du ciel, a worldwide bestseller with more than three million copies sold. Appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program in 2009, he directed his first feature film, Home, on the state of our planet that same year. It has been seen by nearly 600 million viewers. Building on these international successes, in 2005 he founded the NGO GoodPlanet in order to raise awareness about respecting the environment. In 2017, he opened to the public the Longchamp estate, a place devoted to ecology and humanism established in Bois de Boulogne.