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Poetic French tale adapted from Maupassant captivates Venice festival

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(From right) director Stephane Brize posing with actors Judith Chemla, Yolande Moreau and Jean-Pierre Darroussin at the photocall for Une Vie at the Venice Film Festival.

Venice

THE beautifully crafted Une Vie (A Woman's Life) by French director Stephane Brize about the tormented life of a baroness seduced the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday, as it entered the race for the coveted Golden Lion.

Brize - whose last film The Measure of a Man (2015)