Two of Us
Lies in the past and secrecy in the present has a potentially devastating impact on the relationship between two older women in this poignant drama.
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Dir Filippo Meneghetti
Prod Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Laurent Baujard
Scr Filippo Meneghetti, Malysone Bovorasmy, Florence Vignon
With Barbara Sukowa, Léa Drucker, Martine Chevallier
UK Distribution Peccadillo Pictures
Nina and Madeleine have been keeping their passionate and committed relationship a secret for years. Sharing the top floor of a residential building, but living in two separate apartments, the lovers come and go from each other’s homes with an ease that only long-term partners can know. Even Madeleine’s adult children are none the wiser when they visit their widowed mother. But this shared intimacy is threatened when Madeleine becomes ill and her daughter can’t understand why the nice old lady from next door is so concerned with the welfare of her mother. A nurse is employed to care for Madeleine, which literally shuts Nina out of her life. But Nina isn’t going to give up on Madeleine, even if that means revealing their relationship.