The Left-Handed Woman


Dir. Peter Handke (1977).
Wim Wenders’ longtime collaborator, Peter Handke directed this adaptation from his novella in a Wenders manner. The movie is terse without seeming minimalist, intelligent but not pedantic, affirmative but unsentimental. Edith Clever plays a married woman who decides that she wants to be alone—her impassivity is more dynamic that the tics and tricks of a dozen lesser performers.

Sat., Aug. 21, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 22, 8:45 p.m., 2010

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 11, 2010

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