FRIENDS PRESENT: A KIND OF LOVING

Date Time
Sat 14th July 4.30pm

Dir: John Schlesinger | UK | 1962 | 112 mins
Cast: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird

John Schlesinger’s keenly observant kitchen sink classic depicts a well-wrought romance set in ‘60s industrial Lancashire; where Vic (Alan Bates) and Ingrid (June Ritchie) work in the same factory. He is a draftsman who wants only a physical relationship; she is a typist looking for true love. In carefully handled scenes throughout, Vic and Ingrid get together but with consequences neither could have foreseen: Ingrid becomes pregnant, and that one indisputable fact tests the mettle of their relationship more than anything else they could have imagined.

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