Two Women (2014)
1h43m | Directed by Vera Glagoleva | Russia, France, UK, Latvia | Drama
A headstrong young married woman’s feelings for her son’s tutor become a complex web of unrequited love. This adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s 1848 play A Month in the Country features an international cast including Ralph Fiennes and Sylvie Testud.
The acting, especially of leading lady Astrakhantseva, overcomes the language barrier, and makes this an adaptation worth experiencing by more adventurous viewers.
David Aldridge | Radio Times | Full review
The film has a bittersweet, if lugubrious, charm.
Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian | Full review
I won’t soon forget the beauty of some of the images in Two Women…and Fiennes and several of the supporting Russian players, in particular, are very good indeed.
Matt Wolf | The Arts Desk | Full review