Antonia's Line ★★

Terribly written and with poor performances; this really hurt. "Time flowed...seasons passed...years went by"...it's so bad it's almost funny how the film carries itself. The closeup shots of each face looks like an outtake or gag reel it's so amateur. The pastel laced town and characters ("Looney Lips" and "Crooked Finger"?!) make it difficult to take anything seriously - or even just sit back and let the soap opera happen. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve about." Whatever, lady. Everyone here thinks they're an intellectual. 
Surely the worst Foreign Language Oscar winner I've seen.