A Year of the Quiet Sun ★★★

This rather standard '80s prestige fare about love blooming in the wake of WWII distinguishes itself largely in its choice to focus on a romance between two world-weary, middle-aged people. Early on, there are plenty of predictable scenes of connection despite no shared language, but as the film develops self-defeating streaks emerge in the characters that make this more interesting than it might first appear. An odd mix of the bleak and the sentimental, ultimately...