Part of SFFILM Festival
Two of Us
The perils of a closeted relationship take on an almost unbearable weight for Nina (the incomparable Barbara Sukowa), who finds her dreams of a shared life in Rome with her beloved Madeleine (Martine Chevallier) shattered when the older woman suffers a stroke. As Madeleine’s grown children swoop in to care for their mom, Nina is relegated to “annoying neighbor” status when she’s used to slipping across the hall and into her lover’s bed most nights. As grief turns to anger at being shut out, Nina resorts to desperate measures to remain close to the woman she loves.
“This often-moving film … is an affirmation of our universal desire for emotional intimacy and how the right connection can overcome all social and physical limitations. The fact that the relationship is between two lesbians well into their retirement years only makes the film even more quietly groundbreaking.” –Mark Keizer, Variety
Filippo Meneghetti studied film directing and anthropology at Rome’s Sapienza University. He has made a number of short films and Maistrac: Iavorare in Cantiere (2009), a documentary. Two of Us is his narrative feature debut.
Original Language Title Deux
Director Filippo Meneghetti
Producer Elise André, Donato Rotunno, Patrick Quinet, Stéphane Quinet, ,
Writer Filippo Meneghetti, Malysone Bovorasmy
Editor Ronan Tronchot
Cinematographer Aurélien Marra
Music Michele Menini
Cast Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker