Lou Andreas-Salomé: The Audacity to Be Free Reviews

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 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 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...