Two of Us
Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been carrying on a secret relationship 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 and are in the planning stages of selling up and moving away together, far away from their families’ prying eyes. That is until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and threatens to expose their secret.
Two of Us is a deeply satisfying and at times tense exploration of a long term relationship compromised by fear and small mindedness. Held together by a pair of wonderful performances from leads Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier, who convey with ease a long term and tender love affair held strong by an unbreakable bond.
An entirely unique and uniquely vital lesbian love story. -Variety