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

producer

Joseph Janni

production company

Vic Films

Waterhall

Anglo Amalgamated

Language

English

Duration

01:47:00:00

Colour

Black and White

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1962

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37467

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

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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