A gripping and elegant biopic tracing Simone Veil’s courageous fight to legalise abortion in France. Veil – an Auschwitz survivor – was a groundbreaking French health minister; also one of the few women in Jacques Chirac’s government. Shot with the style of a classic French noir, The Law is an impressive, well paced exploration of the continued need for survival and resilience in the shadows of anti-Semitism and sexism, cast over post-war French society.