THE LINE – Switzerland, France, Belgium, 2022, 101 min, Drama
by Ursula Meier
Directer: Ursula Meier
Writers: Stephanie Blanchoud, Ursula Meier, Antoine Jaccoud
Cast: Stephanie Blanchoud, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Elli Spagnolo, Benjamin Biolay
Margaret, now 35, was once sexually assaulted and that brought about the end of a relationship. She decides to go back to her mother Cristina – a fragile woman in her 50s, yet still immature. Her mother constantly accuses Margaret for her failed career as a piano player. In yet another quarrel Margaret, deeply enraged, slaps her mother. The law intervenes, further creating more family drama. Awaiting trial, Margaret is served a restraining order of 200 meters distance from her mother. But this ban only makes her want to get closer to her family.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
- Berlinale, 2022 – Competition