The Future of Emily

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Sanders-Brahms' films are not for the faint-hearted. Compared to No Mercy, No Future, her coruscating study of schizophrenia, this is almost a joyride, a long day's journey into O'Neill territory with three generations of mothers and daughters at each other's throats. Fossey, successful actress and single mother, returns home to Normandy to visit daughter and parents. Recriminations multiply, with Fossey and Knef (her mother) living through a dark night of the soul, each balancing the family/career equation and baring her passionate obsession with the other. Strong meat, but the actresses sink their teeth into it with consummate relish.

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Duration: 116 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Helma Sanders-Brahms
Screenwriter: Helma Sanders-Brahms
Cast: Brigitte Fossey
Hildegard Knef
Ivan Desny
Herman Treusch
Camille Raymond
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