About Love

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

  • Elokuvan nimi / Film Title : About Love
  • Kieli / Language : Marathi, English
  • Tekstitys / Subtitles : English
  • Ohjaaja / Director : Archana Atul Phadke
  • Tuotantomaa / Production Country : India
  • Vuosi / Year : 2019
  • Pituus (min) / Length (min) : 91
  • Ikäraja / Age limit : S
  • Esitysformaatti / Format : DCP
  • Kuvaaja / Cinematographer : Archana Atul Phadke
  • Leikkaus / Editing : Archana Atul Phadke, Abhay Kumar
  • Musiikki / Music : Shane Mendonsa
  • Tuottaja / Producer : Archana Atul Phadke
  • Tuotantoyhtiö / Production Company : Tesla's Pigeon, Storyteller Ink.
  • Esitysajat / Screenings :
    Mon 27.1. at 19.15, Kinopalatsi 7
    Sat 1.2. at 17.00, Maxim 1
    Sun 2.2. at 17.00, Kinopalatsi 7