TWO OF US
2019 | Dir Filippo Meneghetti | 99 mins | France | Belgium
A complex but delicate love story about two older women who have hidden their relationship for years until one of them becomes ill.
This remarkable feature debut tells a deceptively complex love story while presenting a rich acting showcase. Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine have kept their relationship secret for years – everyone thinks they are just neighbours, while in fact they come and go between their apartments across the shared landing. But their intimacy is threatened when Madeleine becomes ill and her daughter (Léa Drucker) can’t understand why the nice old lady from next door is so concerned with her mother’s welfare. Nina, however, is not going to give up on her love, whatever it takes.
French with English subtitles.
The David Lean Cinema receives a share of the ticket price when purchased through links on this page.
“Surprisingly tense lesbian love story is powered by stunning performances by Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier” – Cath Clarke in The Guardian