The Love of a Woman

The Love of a Woman (French: L'amour d'une femme, Italian: L'amore di una donna) is a 1953 French-Italian drama film directed by Jean Grémillon and starring Micheline Presle, Massimo Girotti and Gaby Morlay.[1] It was Grémillon's final feature film as director, although he made a handful of documentaries and short films.

The Love of a Woman
Directed byJean Grémillon
Produced byMario Gabrielli
Pierre Gérin
Written byRené Wheeler
René Fallet
Jean Grémillon
StarringMicheline Presle
Massimo Girotti
Gaby Morlay
Music byElsa Barraine
Henri Dutilleux
CinematographyLouis Page
Edited byLouisette Hautecoeur
Marguerite Renoir
Les Productions Cinématographiques
Film Costellazione Produzione
Distributed byCiné Sélection
Release date
13 December 1953
Running time
104 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Clavel. It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location on the Île d'Ouessant off Finistère.


A young female doctor settles in a village on an island off the coast of Brittany, where she engages in a relationship with an engineer working on a project on the island.

Main cast


  1. The A to Z of French Cinema p.194


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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