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Aro Favourite Lianna


USA 1983, 113 minutes
Dir. John Sayles
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / Independent, Lesbian


Aroview: A mother-of-two breaks out of her cold marriage by way of an affair with a senior lecturer in this defining lesbian film of the 1980s, one that broke new ground for its open portrayal of sexual relations between women.

A characteristically incisive drama from John Sayles, who as a straight male, sidesteps wish-fulfilment fantasy in favour of a down-to-earth, well-rounded portrait of one woman’s struggle to find love and acceptance, amid the familiar prejudices and the complications of a marriage breakdown with children.

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DVD Features

Available to purchase as part of the 'Essential John Sayles' boxset.

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 1.78:1

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