"Pauline & Paulette"
Directed by Lieven Debrauwer
relationships among four aging sisters, one of whom is mentally handicapped,
are portrayed in this tender drama. Dora van der Groen and Ann Petersen give
wonderful performances as the sisters with the closest, though largely
unspoken, bond. "...a subtle, poignant picture of goodness that is flawed,
compromised and sad...Rather than assaulting you with self-congratulatory
tears, it leaves you with a bittersweet glow of wisdom and an appreciation
of the small triumphs and difficult labors of love" (A.O. Scott, New York
Times). Flemish and French with English subtitles. 78 minutes.