About Love / DocPoint 2020

Sat 1. February 2020 at 14:00 - 15:31

Cinema Artis, hall 2 · Estonia pst 9

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Shot over a period of three years in her own home, Archana Atul Phadke’s amusing feature-length doc isn’t “all about love” but more modestly About Love, focusing on one extended family – her own – and making no pretense to finding that elusive emotion. Constant bickering and low-level tension characterize this closely knit crew. Laughter alternates with tears, a death and a wedding, and by the surprising end of the film, you feel you know the inner workings of two long-term marriages.

Much of About Love takes place in bedrooms, in bed and in other intimate situations. In such long-term relationships, more telling than the constant verbal quarreling are little gestures that show the underlying love family members have for each other. It’s a small, unpretentious film about ordinary people, but Phadke achieves a nice balance, based on her respect for each family member as a person. Her critical observations emerge naturally, without overt editorializing.

Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Language: Marathi, English
Subtitles: English

Name in Original Language: About Love
Director: Archana Atul Phadke
Country: India
Year: 2019
Length: 91
Cinematography: Archana Atul Phadke
Editing: Archana Atul Phadke, Abhay Kumar
Music: Shane Mendonsa

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