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Part of SFFILM Festival

Two of Us

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti

France | Fiction | 100

11 Apr
Sat, Apr 11 at 8:45 pm
Roxie Theater
19 Apr
Sun, Apr 19 at 2:30 pm
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

Description

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

Director Filippo Meneghetti

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.

Film Details

Language French

Original Language Title Deux

Year 2019

Runtime 100

Country France/Luxembourg/Belgium

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

Print Source Magnolia Pictures
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