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Spotlight Cinema: Two of Us

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - February 17 @ 6:00 pm
Still from Filippo Meneghetti's Two of Us (2019).

A clandestine love affair is at the heart of this exquisitely moving romance. Nina and Madeline have lived across the hall from each other for decades, and been secret lovers nearly as long. Unbeknownst to their families and neighbors, these two have created a private world of their own between the walls of their Parisian apartments. After years of planning, free-spirited Nina has finally convinced Madeline to run away together to Rome—forcing her to come out to her children in the process.

Just before this can happen, their world changes in an instant, and barriers are thrown up between the two by people who know nothing of their relationship, and are baffled by the intensity of their connection. As time goes on and her heartache intensifies, Nina resolves to reconnect with her lost love, no matter the cost.

“An entirely unique and uniquely vital lesbian love story” (Variety), Two of Us is carried by the chemistry and control of its lead performers, particularly legendary German actress Barbara Sukowa, best known for playing the title role in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Lola.

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Watch a short introduction to the film by Spotlight Cinema curator Mike King:


February 10 @ 7:00 pm
February 17 @ 6:00 pm
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