DFT @ Home | Two of Us
(France/2019—directed by Filippo Meneghetti)
Two retired women, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Madeleine (Martine Chevallier), have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.
Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and France’s Official Submission to the 2021 Academy Awards® as Best International Feature, the groundbreaking Two of Us was described by Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal as “transcendent, timeless and fearless, elevated by the brilliance of the acting and by its masterly technique. Two of Us pulls us in and never lets us go.” In French with English subtitles. (95 minutes)
“Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier bring to life an unforgettable lesbian couple whose sexual flame still burns brightly and whose mutual devotion is quietly thrilling. A romance this convincingly lived-in is rare indeed.” -Lisa Neselsson, Screen Daily
“Driven by powerhouse, impassioned performances from Barbara Sukowa and one of contrastingly delicate brushstrokes by Comédie-Française veteran Martine Chevallier, the mighty Sukowa has the kind of juicy, multifaceted role too rarely afforded actresses in their later careers. And Chevallier is marvelous.” -David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
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