For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.8
10 Ratings

Lea

Directed by Ivan Fíla
Germany, 1996
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

51-year-old Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer, falls in love with 21-year-old Lea, who has not spoken a word since childhood when her father killed her mother. She bears a striking resemblance to Herbert’s dead wife. They get married, but their relationship seems doomed.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Lea Directed by Ivan Fíla

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1996 | Honorable Mention: OCIC Award

BFI London Film Festival

1997 | Winner: Satyajit Ray Award

Golden Globes (USA)

1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film