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Country: FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG, BELGIUM
Run Time: 95 minutes
To the outside world, Nina and Madeline simply appear to be friendly neighbors living in adjacent apartments. But behind closed doors, the two women share a deep passionate love they have kept hidden for decades. Just as Nina and Madeline are making plans to move to Rome and start a new life with their relationship out in the open, tragedy strikes. After Madeline suffers a stroke, leaving her unable to speak or move freely, Nina struggles with Madeline’s caretakers and family to be close to, and care for, the woman she loves. As the true nature of Nina’s and Madeline’s relationship is revealed to Madeline’s children, they attempt to shut Nina out of their mother’s life. Despite the external forces working against them, the devoted lovers desperately try to make their way back to one another. Highlighting an often overlooked form of love—romantic love between two older women—TWO OF US is a deeply moving work of art and a story worth telling. (In French with subtitles) — G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:25 PM ET
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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