SISTERS, OR THE BALANCE OF HAPPINESS
Dir. Margarethe von Trotta, 1979.
West Germany. 95 mins.
In German with English subtitles
Margarethe von Trottas second solo outing is intensely disquieting in the way it drifts from the moody murk of childhood fairy tales to a forebodingly stark present, tracing the pathological relationship between sisters Jutta Lampe and Gudrun Gabriel. One is domineering, the other submissive, and while its safe to say that they never reach the eponymous balance, their familiar machinations end up having melodramatic consequences, both for themselves and others pulled into their orbit.
Special thanks to Margarethe von Trotta and Water Bearer Films.
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