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      Antonia's Line

      R Released Feb 2, 1995 1h 33m Comedy Drama List
      69% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 91% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings After World War II, Antonia (Willeke van Ammelrooy) and her daughter, Danielle (Els Dottermans), go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger (Mil Seghers), would-be suitor Bas (Jan Decleir) and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Magical and morbid, Antonia picturesque landscapes and proficient performances elevate a somewhat pedestrian parable.

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      Chris Peachment Daily Telegraph (UK) It's a broad historical saga of great warmth, but it would have been more convincing if it didn't have "feminist agenda" stamped all over it. Nov 28, 2017 Full Review Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer Antonia is a work of rare lyricism. It glows with the light of a Flemish painting and the spirit of magic realism. Rated: 3.5/4 Oct 4, 2016 Full Review Howard Kissel New York Daily News Antonia's Line is enjoyable because it is never preachy. It depicts, with a painterly eye, a pagan world that has not changed since Breughel. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 4, 2016 Full Review Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) A celebration of life and of women and their strength when they band together. Feb 12, 2024 Full Review Judith M. Redding Curve A primer in the empowerment of women, not to mention a painterly, epic look at matriarchy. May 23, 2022 Full Review Amelie Lasker FF2 Media Gorris's work is impressive throughout, both in how she handles tonal shifts and builds a large cast of characters and weaves the story around them. Feb 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is a beautiful movie of hope, a chosen family, and integrity. I am puzzled by some of the (men's) reviews that characterize the film as feminist. Is having some strong female characters ‘feminist'? Yes, the movie is told from a woman's perspective but it also includes a close relationship between Antonia and Bas. They adopt a line of people, women and men, who are outcasts. This is not a feminist treatise, it is a human one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member One of my all-time favourite films and one of only three that I have watched several times. A beautiful, uplifting story filled with wonderful characters — especially strong females. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie brings warmth and humour to the joys and hardships of life. It is a soft reminder to shoulder our burdens and seek beauty around us. For those learning Dutch it is also in language that is easy to understand. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Super delightful, one of the most straightforward feminist films I've ever seen, and simply inherently without even mentioning the word or concept! Was stunning and beautiful, felt like I was watching a novel. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member 3 dalga feminizmi yargilamadan gorebildigimiz bi filmdi. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review david l Antonia's Line succeeds as a forceful, progressive and very interesting feminist film which gives us the female perspective on life so well through many interesting characters and their relationships. But, as is usual for 90s foreign Oscar winners, it's terribly paced, framed badly with too much narration and it has too many characters and stories that most do not get enough proper attention. It's thus just a solid film, but it had the potential to be so much better. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After World War II, Antonia (Willeke van Ammelrooy) and her daughter, Danielle (Els Dottermans), go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around her include quirky friend Crooked Finger (Mil Seghers), would-be suitor Bas (Jan Decleir) and, eventually for Antonia, a granddaughter and great-granddaughter who help create a strong family of empowered women.
      Director
      Marleen Gorris
      Producer
      Gerard Cornelisse, Hans de Weers
      Screenwriter
      Marleen Gorris
      Distributor
      First Look
      Production Co
      Bard Entertainments Ltd. [gb], Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Prime Time
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Dutch
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 2, 1995, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $45.1K
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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