90-year-old Antonia (Van Ammelrooy) has decided that she is going to die today and so begins a 50-year-long flashback of her nonconformist life in a Dutch village. Her lesbian daughter Danielle (Dottermans) wants a child without bothering about a husband and Antonia obliging arranges a brief interlude that produces child prodigy Therese (Van Overloop), who eventually has her own daughter, Sarah (Ravesteijn). Lots of female bonding (the male characters are mostly on the periphery of the action) and a certain magic realism abound. Dutch with subtitles.
BMG Entertainment, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036-4039, Phone: (212)930-4000, URL: http://www.bmg.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from Dutch.
Oscars 1995: Foreign Film.
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