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Lianna (1983)

 -  Drama  -  18 January 1983 (USA)
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A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.

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Lianna and her husband Dick have been married for a few years but the marriage isn't a happy one, since Dick treats her with arrogance. One day Lianna falls in love - with Ruth, a teacher. The people who know them act different: her husband with feelings of sexual betrayal, her children with curiosity and Lianna's friends with ambivalence. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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18 January 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lianna, Um Amor Diferente  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two 1983 pictures directed by John Sayles. The other film was Baby It's You (1983). See more »

Quotes

Lianna: Just because you can argue better doesn't mean that you're right.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits credit only the production company and the crew members. The cast is not credited until the end credits. The title of the film, LIANNA, appears as the last title card after John Sayles is credited as writer, producer, director and editor. See more »

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The best film that John Sayles had ever made.
27 June 2004 | by (Huber Heights, OH) – See all my reviews

"Lianna" might be a bit outdated, but John Sayles captured it very well. He captured a woman from Alberta, Canada going through a change in her life when she was in a unhappy marriage with two children. Lianna saw something in herself when she saw Ruth, the professor, in class. Though the relationship between the two women were not always wonderful and loving at times, they have had their moments. Lianna could always turn to her friend, a non lesbian, for comfort. The movie began in the playground just like it ended in the playground. I will say this. Lianna loved her children. Though they didn't understand why their mother was a lesbian. I believe deep down in their hearts they knew she loved them. It is still a great movie from the early 1980's.


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