Antonia's Line

Directed by Marleen Gorris
Film Movement Classics
1995
102 Minutes
Netherlands
Dutch
Drama, LGBTQ, Comedy
R

In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother’s farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town’s tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy come to Antonia and Danielle and the pair foster a vibrant circle of strong, liberated women. Winner - Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film 1996.

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  • "This is the rare film that does actually succeed in suggesting the experience of a lifetime."
    John Teegarden, Film.com
  • "Harsh and gentle, sensual and intellectual, wise-ass and heartfelt -- it's a full package."
    Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
  • "Gorris has fashioned a rare and wonderful world capable of provoking both laughter and tears -- sometimes at the same time. "
    James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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