Antonia (Antonia's Line)
Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995)

A strong-willed Dutch woman recalls her life in this uplifting picture that won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Antonia (Willeke van Ammelrooy) is an elderly woman who wakes up one morning and realizes that this is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 12, 1995
DVD Release Date: October 12, 1999
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Odd feminist fun.

John Teegarden

This is the rare film that does actually succeed in suggesting the experience of a lifetime.

Rob Gonsalves

Harsh and gentle, sensual and intellectual, wise-ass and heartfelt -- it's a full package.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Written and directed with quirky charm by Marleen Gorris.

James Berardinelli

Gorris has fashioned a rare and wonderful world capable of provoking both laughter and tears -- sometimes at the same time.

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John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

An amateurish, self-conscious film with a ham-fisted message.

Tom Keogh

Pleasant, if too-precious.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Even if [Gorris] is too optimistic, I am glad her movie made me feel hopeful and cheerful.

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Emanuel Levy

Can women live happily without men? This is the question posed by the Dutch director Marleen Gorris in her idealized feminist fairytale about one independently minded woman and her family.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Antonia's Line is a quirky and whimsical story of Antonia with themes on love, family, and community that also gently explores topics on feminism and… More
Jim Hunter
A woman recalls her entire adult life on her deathbed. This film is way too expository, relying almost solely on narration to tell the story. It's not… More
John Ballantine
One of the most wonderful generational pictures that I have been witness to. Not just a "womens' film"