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Antonia's Line [1995 film] by Marleen Gorris

Antonia's Line [1995 film]

by Marleen Gorris (Director/Screenwriter)

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1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film ( )
  wdjoyner | Dec 5, 2012 |
Willeke Van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Marina De Graaf

102 min
  lestat25 | Mar 10, 2011 |
A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris
Writer: Marleen Gorris
Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir and Veerle van Overloop
  UT_GSC | Jan 6, 2011 |
In an anonymous Dutch village, a sturdy, strong-willed matriarch looks back upon her life, the generations of family and friends gathered around her table, and ponders the cyclical nature of time


To a small Dutch town filled with characters known by such names as Crooked Finger, Loony Lips, and the Mad Madonna, Antonia returns with her daughter Danielle after 20 years away. Covering the next 40 years, Antonia's Line looks at the matriarch and her offspring, stretching out to her great-granddaughter, Sarah. A whimsical story with fairy-tale conventions, this movie deals with the cyclical nature of time as well as the strength of women. While this is not just a "woman's movie," men are regulated to the background in a story that tells of women breaking free of traditional roles. Surprisingly, this movie achieves a light-hearted tone while tackling serious subjects: small-town prejudices, rape, and suicide. Yet the drama's comedic heart shines through as Antonia collects a rather odd assortment of people, outsiders who become part of her extended family. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Antonia's Line is moving and beautiful, imparting a sense of hope and joy to the viewer. --Jenny Brown
  glbt_studentservices | Oct 28, 2008 |
Best family film in the world. Best teen film in the world. Best Picture, Toronto, Best Director, Hamptons, Bes Screenplay, Chicago. Oscar for best foreign language film, 1995 ( )
  normaleistiko | Aug 4, 2008 |
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Gorris, MarleenDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ammelrooy, Willeke vansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dottermans, Elssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Groen, Dora van dersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A remarkable portrait of a family and a community, of mothers and daughters, and of one indomitable woman. Earthy, sexy, romantic, filled with laughter and warmth, it's a joyous celebration of simple pleasures and enduring passions.

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