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.

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Credits

production company

Anglo Amalgamated

Waterhall

Vic Films

producer

Joseph Janni

director

John Schlesinger

Duration

01:47:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302699

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Realism in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marriage

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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