Two of Us (2019)

  • New Directors/New Films
  • 1h 35m
  • France, Luxembourg, Belgium
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In his intensely moving middle-aged queer romance, first-time feature filmmaker Filippo Meneghetti casts Martine Chevallier and the legendary Barbara Sukowa as Madeleine and Nina, two women who live in the same apartment building and have been carrying on a love affair in secret for decades. Now that Madeleine’s husband has died, Nina encourages her to tell the truth about their relationship to her meddlesome, selfish grown children, hoping they can move to Rome together. As in any great melodrama (Sukowa’s work with Fassbinder is here never far out of mind), the cruel vicissitudes of society and fate get in the way; yet as their romantic dreams become more distant, their desperate love grows ever stronger. A Magnolia Pictures release.

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Bonus Content

New Directors/New Films 2020 Trailer
Two of Us Q+A

A conversation with co-writer/director Filippo Meneghetti moderated by MOMA chief curator of film Rajendra Roy.

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