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Tragic tale of an abused woman
on 20 April 2011
For most unattached women a 'leap year' offers an opportunity to propose marriage to a reluctant suitor. But the main character in this movie, Laura, has an entirely different agenda in mind. Treated like dirt by her random lovers she finally finds a man who sees her as a person rather than a sex object - but even he beats and abuses her. Yet she accepts it all. It is only near the end of the movie that the viewer realises the reason for Laura's submissive behaviour - and her long-term plan for February 29th.
Not easy viewing - the entire piece is set inside Laura's rather claustrophobic, rundown apartment - but a compulsive study of a damaged individual that stays long in the memory.