Thursday 14 November 2008

AE Fond Kiss

Director: Ken Loach
Year: 2004
Stars: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle

Another film I knew very little about before watching it, this one was something of a pleasant surprise. I had heard of the film, but hadn't committed to memory anything about it - only when I realised the director was Ken Loach could I place it in any type of genre.

The film is set in Glasgow, and centres on a Christian girl and Muslim buy who meet and fall in love. Not half as gloomy as I was expecting when I learnt what the plot was, there were some genuine moments of happiness in the film - although the inevitable trials of the character's lifes were of course brought to the forefront. This is a Ken Loach film, after all.

Although perhaps not the best film if you need cheering up on a rainy Sunday afternoon, it's certainly worth a look, and is some decent food for thought on a topic that should be relevant, in some way, to everybody.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.