TWO OF US (DEUX)
CLOSING NIGHT FILM
TIGLFF is proud to conclude this year’s festival with what is perhaps one of the most hauntingly beautiful contemporary love stories of all time…
Filippo Meneghetti, 2019, France, 99 min
Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain, Muriel Bénazéraf, Augustin Reynes
Tender lesbian love story. Edge-of-your-seat thriller. Wickedly amusing dark comedy. Director Filippo Meneghetti delicately blends disparate genres in a grippingly unique tale about “open-door policy” neighbors, Mrs. Dorn and Mrs. Girard, who as gay lovers for decades, now want to escape the binding shadows of secrecy to make a home together in Rome. While “leading an authentic life” may sound noble and proud, turning one’s life upside down by the simple gesture of moving into one apartment can be an act of unspeakable courage. When a medical crisis comes crashing down and family conflicts dangerously escalate, the two women are caught in an unfathomable struggle for survival. Actors, Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier deliver exquisite performances in a bold statement about the sexual and emotional vitality of “women of a certain age.” The dramatic twists and turns of their characters’ heroic efforts to rescue each other show that love hurts but ultimately triumphs.
French language with English subtitles