Beautiful, interesting, incredible cinema.
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.
1996 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
1995 | Winner: People's Choice Award
1997 | Nominee: Best Film not in the English Language
1995 | 4 wins including: Gold Plaque (Audience Choice Award)
One of the most beautiful films I ever saw in my life! I still have it on VHS and I spent my teenage years watching this so many times!! This film is pure poetry!!!
Ein etwas zu wohlfühliger Mu(e)tter-To(e)chter-Film über das Leben in einem Dorf.
Erinnert mich an "Karakter", ebenfalls niederländisch und quasi das Gegenteil abbildend: Vater und Sohn in einer großen Stadt und nicht gut aufeinander zu sprechen.
"For the world is Hell, and men are on the one hand the tormented souls and on the other the devils in it. " said Finger to Teresa quoting Schopenhauer.. Well, Its not likely all that in this Film
pure poetry on screen.
Felt like a feel good feminist propaganda film full of oversimplifications, lazy PC-writing, and one dimensional characters.
Film idea: quirky people in a small, quirky town.