A Kind of loving

United Kingdom, 1962

Film
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Schlesinger’s feature debut is a starkly photographed study of a young man in the north of England dreaming of escape from the drudgery of work, only to find himself entering into a loveless marriage when his girlfriend becomes pregnant. This gritty realistic film was part of a new wave in English cinema and arts which concentrated on the experiences of the generation of working class people born during the so-called “boom years” of post-war capital. Alan Bates is outstanding in the lead role. Based on the novel by Stan Barstow.

Credits

director

John Schlesinger

producer

Joseph Janni

production company

Vic Films

Waterhall

Anglo Amalgamated

Language

English

Duration

01:47:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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