TWO OF US
Coming Soon to Virtual Cinema
Premieres Friday, February 5
STARRING BARBARA SUKOWA – DIRECTED BY FILIPPO MENEGHETTI
France’s official submission to the 2021 Academy Awards® for Best International Film
A love story of clandestine passion that critics give glowing praise: “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. Director Filippo Meneghetti’s incredibly deft feature debut is cause for celebration.” (Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily) “A smart movie that starts from a relatively simple yet captivating premise and then steadily gains in complexity as it develops. It transitions from tender romance into penetrating sorrow before taking on notes of mordant humor and unexpected quasi-thriller elements. Driven by powerhouse, impassioned performances from Barbara Sukowa and one of contrastingly delicate brushstrokes by Comdie-Française veteran Martine Chevallier... Gives the mighty Sukowa… the kind of juicy, multifaceted role too rarely afforded actresses in their later careers. And Chevallier is marvelous.” (David Rooney, The Hollywood Review)
Presented with support from the R.G. Rifkind Foundation Endowment for Queer Cinema.
FRANCE 2019 95 MINS. IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES MAGNOLIA PICTURES
Virtual Cinema program supported by the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation.
“An entirely unique and uniquely vital lesbian love story. This often-moving film… is an affirmation of our universal desire for emotional intimacy. Quietly groundbreaking. (The) screenplay deftly adds layers of thematic complexity that go beyond the facile. (A) moving, deceptively complex drama.”
– Mark Keizer, Variety
“Poignant. Showcases Sukowa’s deeply moving performance as a determined woman in love. Chevalier is heartbreaking expressing her emotions, sometimes just with her eyes.”
– Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News