Lianna

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Released 1983

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Director:
John Sayles
Released:
1983
Rating:
R
Lianna is a celebrated 1983 drama about one woman's path to self-discovery from acclaimed writer/director John Sayles. Linda Griffiths plays Lianna, the wife of a college professor and mother of two. Lianna leads a quiet life in small town New Jersey. She's devoted herself to being a housewife, raising her children and maintaining the household. Her husband suggests she find new ways to spend her time away from the home. After enrolling in a local child psychology class, she begins to develop feelings for her teacher, Ruth. Ruth is strong and independent. With Ruth's guidance, Lianna explores her sexuality in new ways that awaken her from the suburban stasis she's been trapped in for so long. Lianna feels liberated but will have to learn how to adapt her role as a mother to fit her new lifestyle. This touching film received great acclaim for its strong acting and honest script, crafting a solid portrait of human sexuality and family values.
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