'Beloved Sisters': German period romance a tough-sell even there

January 9, 2015 5:43 PM

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The new German film "Beloved Sisters" has not only received critical acclaim but is also that country's official submission in the foreign language Oscar derby.

Yet the tantalizing and thought-provoking period drama chronicling a purported romance involving renowned 18th century poet and playwright Friedrich Schiller and two aristocratic sisters was a hard-sell in its homeland.

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