Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free Reviews

August 26, 2018
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.
April 28, 2018
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]
April 26, 2018
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.
April 25, 2018
Doesn't show anything you couldn't find on a Wikipedia page. [Full review in Spanish]
April 25, 2018
It at least stimulates curiosity... [Full Review in Spanish]
April 19, 2018
An evocative, beautifully shot film about a little-known proto-feminist intellectual of the late 19th and early 20th century
April 19, 2018
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.
April 18, 2018
An involving portrait of a feminist trailblazer.
April 17, 2018
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.
April 17, 2018
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.
April 16, 2018
The film would rather simply show us about the characters behavior than elaborate... making the character profiled rather than delimited. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 13, 2018
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...
April 11, 2018
A thoroughly absorbing look at key points in the life of the first female psychoanalyst.
March 16, 2018
Supremely intelligent biopic about the iconic feminist who held Nietzsche at arm's length but finally took to Rilke, 15 years her junior.