The British Film Institute has announced a season titled “Love: Films To Fall In Love With… Films To Break Your Heart” which will run in October and November…
The new season “Love” will encompass three key themes – The Power of Love, Fools For Love and Fatal Attractions – and includes film screenings and Q&As with directors Stephen Frears (My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, Beyond the Lights), Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice), actors Derek Jacobi (Love is the Devil), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Adrian Lester (Hustle), John Gordon Sinclair and Claire Grogan (Gregory’s Girl) and musician KT Tunstall.
Heather Stewart, Creative Director, BFI said: “Film can bring love to life more powerfully than any other art form – it is cinema’s most seductive illusion and has transformed the way we see ourselves, and our love lives. Our season is not about sex. We’re getting back to “love”: embracing the intimacy of the close-up and the anticipation of the much longed-for screen kiss: the very language of cinema itself.”
“Love” celebrates a broad sweep of film and TV, from the swooning silent era to the present day, including Hollywood melodrama, British period drama, Bollywood song and dance and the European erotic thriller. The BFI will ensure that audiences all over the UK can find that loving feeling with UK-wide theatrical re-releases, DVDs, a collection on BFI Player, an extensive education programme, a BFI LOVE compendium and seven BFI Film Classics books, alongside the screenings and events up and down the country, presented in partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN).
Event listings, details about how to book tickets and an online search facility for your closest BFI LOVE event will be available here: www.bfi.org.uk/love