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Aro Recommended Ae Fond Kiss

 

aka: A Fond Kiss
UK / Scotland 2004, 100 minutes
Dir. Ken Loach
Rating: [R]
Genres: Drama / Romance

 

Aroview: This cross-cultural Glaswegian drama finds dir. Ken Loach in a more romantic mood than usual, portraying a Scots-Asian man and Catholic woman struggling to justify their love across the sharp edges of modern cultural politics.

Again utilising a cast of non-professionals, this pulls out some stunning scenes of conflict as family, religion and love collide, though writer Paul Laverty, who penned SWEET SIXTEEN and MY NAME IS JOE for Loach, doesn't quite find the compelling twist to equal these comparable portraits of human dignity struggling under circumstance. Even so, the chemistry between the two leads is natural and sparkling, and each remains fetchingly vunerable throughout.

NZ International Film Festival 2004

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