Friday, April 6, 2007

Antonia's Line

We saw a great movie on DVD this week:  Antonia's Line (**** Very Good).  It's the story of a strong-willed Dutch woman and her offspring.  And it's the story of the people in the village she and her daughter return to after WWII.  The NY Times says, "Antonia and her descendants come to symbolize the freedom of
independent females, with little need for men in their lives.
"  (The picture is a link to the NYTimes article.)

The movie won the 1995 Academy Award for best foreign film.  I recommend it for the lovely story that it is, as well as for the absolutely beautiful knitted items worn throughout.  There are sweaters, shawls, scarves, etc.  There are some stunning wraps made of worsted weight yarn.  They look warm and you know that people sat inside knitting in the cold Netherlands winters :-)

(4/8/07 Update year of Academy Award.)

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