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Get past its cumbersome title and you'll find an absorbing, well-drawn biopic in "Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free," an intriguing look at how a Russian-born novelist, poet and avowed feminist became, reportedly, the first female psychoanalyst.
Ms. Kablitz-Post's focus on Andreas-Salomé's suitors has the effect of chaining the early feminist's legacy to exactly the patriarchal conventions she claims to reject.
An involving portrait of a feminist trailblazer.
Lou Andreas-Salomé, The Audacity to Be Free is an awkward mouthful of a title, but this biographical study of a trailblazing nineteenth-century intellectual offers a worthwhile history lesson.
In her feature debut, director and co-writer Cordula Kablitz-Post clearly decided that Andreas-Salomé, famed author, philosopher and psychoanalyst, needed to be treated not just with kid gloves, but with pristine laminated mitts...
A gentle score and soft, dreamy flashbacks give this film the feel of a period romance, though the story's loyalty to Lou's own obstinate personality ultimately makes it a fascinating character study.
With its debatable style and didactic purpose, the film seems to confirm that Andreas-Salome is still cursed to be seen in what happens from the waist down. [Full Review in Spanish]
Doesn't show anything you couldn't find on a Wikipedia page. [Full review in Spanish]
An evocative, beautifully shot film about a little-known proto-feminist intellectual of the late 19th and early 20th century
If [these men] were the ones history books wanted to highlight as geniuses, they would relegate Lou to "muse." But as [the film explains], nothing is further from the truth.
The film would rather simply show us about the characters behavior than elaborate... making the character profiled rather than delimited. [Full Review in Spanish]
A thoroughly absorbing look at key points in the life of the first female psychoanalyst.
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