It’s “Deux”, the drama by Filippo Meneghetti featuring the secret love story between two elderly women, who will be responsible for representing France in the race for the Oscar for best international film. A rather unexpected choice.
He was not the most prominent candidate on the list. Deux , the French-language film by Italian director Filippo Meneghetti, produced by Paprika Films, has been chosen by the selection committee of the CNC (Center National de la Cinématographie) to represent the tricolor chances for the next Oscars ceremony, which will be held in April 2021.
Deux tells the story of Nina and Madeleine, two elderly neighbors who are in love with each other. They go from apartment to apartment, without anyone suspecting the nature of their relationship. Until the day when a tragic event turns everything upside down. Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier are the interpreters of this drama, in the credits of which also appears Léa Drucker.
Hailed by critics, this film attracted less than 50,000 spectators in French theaters when it was released. The CNC selection committee preferred it to Eté 85 by François Ozon, which attracted more than 360,000 spectators this summer, to DNA from Maïwenn who made a nice start before confinement, to Gagarin by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, again new in theaters, and the controversial Mignonnes by Maïmouna Doucouré.