Love Possibly

Directed by: Michael Boccalini & Che Grant
UK | 83 minutes
european-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 3
Sun 30th Sep 20:15
Q&A with Steve Hodgetts & Anna Danshina (Cast), Jaryl Lim (Cinematographer), Arrabella Burfitt-Dons

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Tue 2nd Oct 15:45
Q&A

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Thirty-something London call centre operative Alex is obsessed with romantic comedies. Endlessly repeat-watching the likes of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and NOTTING HILL, he dreams of a relationship of his own, founded on the formulas of opposites attracting, and separation making the heart grow fonder. So, when he meets Lana on a mail-order bride website and finds they have absolutely nothing in common, he assumes he must have found the woman of his dreams. Surprisingly, Lana travels from Moldova to marry him, but Alex finds that the barriers between them - and the shadowy presence of a mysterious other man - may test his notions of how close he has come to his perfect Richard Curtis plot.

Styled as a mockumentary, this first feature from indie company Anna Barbara Films is a gentle comedy about how love can never be made to order. Taking its structure from Alex's interpretation of the rules of rom-com, it slyly undermines their tired tropes whilst ultimately remaining faithful to their formulas. Leaving plenty of space for heightened scenes of awkward comedy within the framework of a lonely-hearts drama, Love Possibly is a charming new addition to the genre it so lovingly skewers.

Marc David Jacobs
Runtime
83
Cast
Steve Hodgetts
Anna Danshina
Dean Kilbey
Julie Nesher
Michelle Thomas,
Country
UK
Director(s)
Michael Boccalini
Che Grant
Writer(s)
Michael Boccalini
Michael Coburn
Che Grant
Steve Hodgetts
Jaryl Lim
Kew Lin
Producer(s)
Michael Boccalini
Arabella Burfitt-Dons
Che Grant
Executive Producer(s)
Paddy Grant
Screening Status
European Premiere
Strands: Features Narrative UK