...X.Y. (指Suzanne) likes it here, I can't see why - well, I think she likes all this building, and re-constructing -I don't; I just want things done, and peaceful, and a little order at last. （Suzanne想留在巴西）
...If I get that award, I thought it might be enough to make a quick trip to the U.S. I need some dentistry, eyeglasses, medicines, and certainly I need a change. I'm afraid X.Y. would object strenuously. （伊麗莎白想回美國，但Suzanne不想回去，後來伊麗莎白推出嚇人的陰謀論）Well, we'll see, and it probably won't happen, anyway. In fact, I see no end to it all.
I try to keep remembering that I had about 15 really happy years until Lota got so sick - and I should be grateful - most people don't have that much, I know. But since she died, Anny （Baumann醫生的名字）- I just don't seem to care whether I live or die. I seem to miss her more every day of my life. (對蘿塔懷念日益加深） I try hard to live in the present, as everyone always says - but the present is so hideous to me. I wish I could shake all this off and enjoy things a bit more - but I can't seem to. I must get out of this country, and never come back to it. X.Y. doesn't understand this at all, of course, and I don't talk about it, naturally.....
|Marjorie 與 Pauline|
“I did kind of miss lesbians when I did The Little Stranger. I was ready to return! I was looking for a 1920s lesbian story and I’ve settled on a romance – lots of drama and complications, so definitely some lesbians this time.”
|Ruth Bader Ginsburg|
For me the film is a great love story that made all of feel like we were privileged to be flies on the wall, to be invited into this story of deep love and deep heartbreak. The director did not put any constraints on the narrative and we were absolutely spellbound by the amazing performances of the two actresses, and especially the way the director observed his characters and just let the characters breathe.
Whether it plays in the US was not a criterion for our choices. We just liked that someone had the courage to tell the story. Politics were not in the room with us.
Gay marriage is something that many brave states in America are resolving,…. This film actually carries a very strong message, a very positive message.
It was an obvious conclusion that without Léa and Adèle, the synergy could not have happened. If the casting had been even slightly different, if anything had been a little left of centre, it wouldn't have worked. It was the perfect choice from a sensitive film-maker."
"People saw beyond the fact that it was a lesbian love affair. Everyone could recognize their own relationships in it, whether straight or gay."