The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
*The Mirror Has Two Faces*. 1996. USA. Directed by Barbra Streisand. Courtesy TriStar Pictures/Photofest

The Mirror Has Two Faces. 1996. USA. Directed by Barbra Streisand. Screenplay by Richard LaGravenese, adapted from the screenplay Le miroir a deux faces by André Cayatte and Gérard Oury. With Lauren Bacall, Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges. DCP. 122 min.

Rose has been unlucky in love too many times and Gregory is so absorbed in his work that he can’t sustain a relationship. These two are perfect for each other, especially since they have no interest in intimacy. Nonetheless, Rose falls for the attractive Gregory, but when she makes her move he rejects her. Lauren Bacall gives a fierce edge to Hannah, Rose’s wise, elderly mother. Hannah was once a beauty and had her share of love affairs and disappointments—much to Rose’s amazement. Bacall was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and took home a Golden Globe in the same category.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: B Is for Bacall.