45 Years

– The low lighted but chilling performance of Charlotte Rambling in the role of the insecure wife haunted by ghosts of the past.

– The parallelism of the attic as a place that hides a human’s fears. It might not be a real monster hidden in there, but a dark secret of the past can be equally fearsome.

– The sex scene between the aged couple that ends in awkward giggling. You do not often get such scenes in films and it might not be so appealing, however it is a real as life itself.

– The film is a proof that the fear of isolation, abundance and estrangement is not constrained in young and new couples, but it cal also exist after 45 years of marriage.

– The bittersweet dance sequence at the anniversary party that leaves you with the belief that the couple surpassed their problems, but the gaze of Kate makes you also a bit unsure.

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Friedrichstadt Palast – 65th Berlinale International Film Festival – Berlin – 07/02/2014

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