Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

About Love (2020)

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

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Film Title : About Love
Language : marathi, englanti
Director : Archana Atul Phadke
Year : 2019
Length : 91
Age limit : S
Format : DCP
Cinematographer : Archana Atul Phadke
Editing : Archana Atul Phadke, Abhay Kumar
Music : Shane Mendonsa
Producer : Archana Atul Phadke
Production Company : Tesla's Pigeon, Storyteller Ink.

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