Two Women (1960)

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In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

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  • Sophia Loren and Eleanora Brown in "Two Women," 1960.
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9 September 2000 | wisewebwoman
10
| Gut-wrenching performance by leads
I acquired this movie quite a few years a go and only just had my first viewing and was frankly astonished at Sophia's performance. It is a multi-layered rich performance: her anger at men, her absolute devotion to her daughter, the sadness and acceptance at being a widow of a passionless marriage to a much older man, her confusion at awakening feelings of sensuality, her politicization. The last 30 minutes of this movie are heartbreaking, her horror, helplessness and numbness at what has happened to her daughter are some of the most powerful moments I have seen on film. A well deserved Oscar and Sophia, you are right up there with the gifted actors of the past century! 10 out of 10.

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