Monday, June 29, 2009

Feminist Flashback #43


My parents just sent me about four thousand pictures of the Christopher Street gay pride parade in Berlin, so for this week's feminist flashback we have the 1999 German film Aimée & Jaguar, starring the amazing Maria Schrader (Rosenstrasse) and Juliane Köhler (whom you may have also seen in the film Nowhere in Africa, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2003). Aimée & Jaguar based on a true story about a love affair between two women in Nazi-era Berlin. It's an amazing film and an incredible love story--beautiful and sad. And the book, a biography, upon which the film is based, is quite good, too.

Unfortunately, I don't think the English-language trailer really does the film justice, but it's the best I could do on short notice:

2 comments:

Vertigo said...

One of my favorite movie of all time. Extremely powerful with excellent acting. This and "Happy Together" by Kar Wai Wong are my favorite films about the topic.

Aviva said...

Yeah, Aimee and Jaguar is truly amazing. One of my partner's favorite films is Happy Together, and thought I've sort of seen it, I really need to watch it again sometime. I think the first time I saw it I was so exhausted that I slept through much of the film, which I'm sure doesn't do it justice...