I return to these neighborhoods in order to make visible the people I have been made to believe were not worthy of being represented in film.
There is a strong relationship between this topic and silence, and silence is the best weapon for people who don’t want the world to change, people who want the world to go backwards.
Gyllenhaal is more muted on the suggestions of queerness in the book, leaving them burrowed in undertones and bringing her preoccupations with motherhood and womanhood to the fore.
The film is breezy and carefree in a manner not often seen in narratives centered around women’s power. Not only does Marie never fail, there is never the sense that she even might.
Being Scandinavian and all, you kind of have this steady diet of Bergman and Tarkovsky, and so seeing the world through this microcosm of two couples and breaking up those archetypes has always been interesting to me.
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