This moving LGBTQI drama is set for theatrical and digital release 13 November
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
We love seeing our favourite lez/bi actors taking to the screen to tell fresh LGBTQI stories, but it’s about time there was a queer film that represented the older generation. In the real world, coming out stories exist beyond teenage years and can happen much later on in life.
The debut feature from Filippo Meneghetti, Two Of Us, is a moving superbly acted romantic drama, led by a stand-out performances from Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier, who play lesbian lovers who must prepare for their romance to become public.
Two Of Us originally premiered as part of the 2019 Toronto Film Festival’s Discovery programme, gripping audiences as a vibrant and moving tribute to love and how it impacts our lives – groundbreaking and heartbreaking all at once. Plus, who can get enough of queer French films?
In a press release, the film’s description reads: “Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbours, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.”
Two Of Us will be released 13 November in cinemas and digitally.