Watch at Home 04.19.2016

Antonia's Line

Directed by Marleen Gorris
Film Movement Classics
102 Minutes
Drama, LGBTQIA2S+, Comedy, Classics

In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother’s farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiates herself with the town’s tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy come to Antonia and Danielle, and the pair fosters a vibrant circle of strong, liberated women. Winner of the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Marleen Gorris
  • Starring: Willeke van Ammelrooy
  • Starring: Els Dottermans
  • Starring: Dora van der Groen




  • "This is the rare film that does actually succeed in suggesting the experience of a lifetime."
    John Teegarden,
  • "Harsh and gentle, sensual and intellectual, wise-ass and heartfelt -- it's a full package."
    Rob Gonsalves,
  • "Gorris has fashioned a rare and wonderful world capable of provoking both laughter and tears -- sometimes at the same time. "
    James Berardinelli, ReelViews