Wives 10 Years After (Hustruer—10 år etter)
Followed by a discussion with Anja Breien
Norway. Dir. Anja Breien. 1985, 88 mins. 35mm. With: Frøydis Armand, Katja Medbøe, Anne Marie Ottersen. The second installment of Anja Breien’s Wives trilogy reunites the three protagonists. The women, now in their 40s—in their prime, as Kaja insists—are still uncertain of their life choices, and all yearn to some degree of self-realization. Mie, now a divorcee, finds herself falling in love with two men and unable to choose. Kaja is more independent from her husband, running her own boutique, while Heidrun has unhappily fallen in love with a married man. The Wives trilogy prompted Peter Cowie to describe Breien as a Dogme director 20 years before Dogme arrived.
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