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Love is All

Synopsis
A documentary film exploring the depiction of love and courtship on film throughout the 20th century composed of archive material from the BFI National Archive, Yorkshire Film Archive and other sources. The film is directed by Kim Longinotto with an original soundtrack composed by singer/songwriter Richard Hawley. From cinema’s very first kisses, through the disruption of war to the birth of youth culture, gay liberation and free love, the film follows courting couples flirting at tea dances, kissing in the back of the movies, couples living together and fighting for the right to love. The archive footage covers same-sex relationships, sexism, interracial relationships and sexual liberation. Special features: Kim Longinotto Q&A (2015, 23 mins): the director in conversation with Duncan Grindall THE KISS IN THE TUNNEL (G.A. Smith, 1899, 1 min): a moment of passion between two passengers THE KISS IN THE TUNNEL (Riley Brothers, Bamforth and Company, 1899, 1 min): the same year’s remake QUITE UNFIT FOR FEMALES (Topical Budget, 1921, 1 min): reporting the FA’s ban on women playing football; Marriage of Miss Rose Carmel and Mr. Solly Gershcowit (1925, 3 mins): capturing an East End wedding. HINTS AND HOBBIES No.11 (The Pioneer Film Agency Ltd, 1926, 14 mins): handy tips and advice for ladies; SOME SKATING STYLES (Topical Budget, 1930, 1 min): footage of competitive and exhibition skating. Fully illustrated booklet with director and composer statements, new essays and full film credits.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Film studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
sexual relationships; Love

Credits

Director
Kim Longinotto
Editor
Ollie Huddleston
Music
Richard Hawley

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
74 minutes
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Crossover

Name

Lone Star

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

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