#776: Dead Ringers

1fo155jg5zcc5ko7iguxrphy4rc#776 – Dead Ringers, 1988, David Cronenberg

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, Claire, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.

#785: The Sweet Hereafter

bmmbavcj9zlgcqq0yxygomqxzez#785 – The Sweet Hereafter, 1997, Atom Egoyan

A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors’ and victims’ families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

#999: A Special Day

20d1au0gtrwwe6rwykbdvgscijx#999 – A Special Day (Una giornata particolare), 1977, Ettore Scola

The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Gabriele. As the day segues into night, Antonietta and Gabriele develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.