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An extra newsletter as we had a bit of a hiccup over getting to show you this film, but we are very excited to have Two of Us, the story of two elderly women and how they deal with a sudden disaster that separates them.
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TWO OF US (12A) £8.99
2019 France/Luxembourg/Belgium 99 MINS DIRECTOR: Filippo Meneghetti STARS: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker
When Madeleine met Nina on holiday they fell in love. Twenty years later they live in adjacent flats and spend intimate time together. Madeleine has been unable to summon up the courage to "come out" to her family... and then unforeseen circumstances suddenly mean the lovers cannot see each other. Chevallier and Sukowa give "can’t-look-away performances" as Madeleine and Nina, and debutant director Meneghetti gives us "one of the more unpredictable portraits in recent memory of true love’s ability to overcome anything" (Los Angeles Times).
Peter Bradshaw's recent Guardian review was equally enthusiastic: "How refreshing to watch a film in which the sexuality and desire of women in their 70s is portrayed not as a novelty but simply part and parcel of their lives; and since this French movie is a lesbian drama, there’s two of them – even better. In one sense, Two of Us is as much a conventional romance as anything else, but it’s directed with a shiver of suspense by first-time feature maker Filippo Meneghetti."
Two of Us has gained many awards and nominations. Not only are the leads praised for their performances, but the ability of the film to bring a thriller feel to the romance, and the visual and aural style of the film are highlighted by reviewers. Watch this Q&A with the director and Barbara Sukova after its screening at the Toronto International Film Festival here.
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