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A Love Song Unclassified 15+

Language: English
Genre: Drama , LGBTQIA+ , Romance

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Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains provide the backdrop to this exquisite romantic drama about a lonely woman yearning to reconnect with an old flame.

Sixtysomething Faye (Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone, MIFF 2010) lives off the grid, having stripped her life to its basics. Widowed for seven years, she struggles with solitude and grief. Setting up her trailer at a lakeside Colorado campsite, she fishes for lobster, listens to birdsong, watches the stars and befriends a holidaying lesbian couple. But she’s waiting for someone to join her – Lito (Academy Award winner Wes Studi, Dances With Wolves), a childhood sweetheart she hasn’t seen in over 40 years.

Sharing thematic territory with Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, Max Walker-Silverman’s stunning feature debut is a meditative, gentle exploration of love, loss and memory in the American west. Shot on gorgeous 16mm by cinematographer Alfonso Herrera Salcedo – who makes startling use of natural light and the sublime landscape – the film has all the nostalgic, melancholy textures of a faded Polaroid. But, above all, A Love Song is a wonderful vehicle for Dickey, a character actor who has appeared in countless supporting roles but here shines in a part that makes supreme use of her expressive talents, harnessing both tenderness and toughness into a career-defining performance.

“If a weathered heart still searching for tenderness in the twilight of life were a movie, it would be A Love Song … Exquisitely transcendent.” – The Wrap


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Please note: The Friday 19 August screening will be a Crybaby Session. Click here to find out more about Access at MIFF 70.

Tickets

Thu 11 Aug 6:30 pm [17371]
A Love Song (80 mins)
Hoyts 3
Wheelchair Access
Past event
Fri 19 Aug 10:00 am [24760]
A Love Song (80 mins)
Pentridge Coburg 12
Assisted ListeningWheelchair AccessCrybaby Session icon
Sat 20 Aug 10:45 am [11821]
A Love Song (80 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access

For information about the accessible services being offered at MIFF, please visit miff.com.au/access. If you require any access service, such as wheelchair/step-free access, for any MIFF session, please call 03 9087 3395 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au to book your ticket.

For information about the accessible services being offered at the regional cinemas, please contact the venue directly.

Key Cast
Dale Dickey, Wes Studi
Director
Max Walker-Silverman
Producers
Dan Janvey, Jesse Hope, Max Walker-Silverman
Screenwriter
Max Walker-Silverman
Cinematographer
Alfonso Herrera Salcedo
Composer
Ramzi Bashour
Editors
Affonso Gonçalves, Max Walker-Silverman
Costume Designer
Stine Dahlman
Production Designer
Juliana Barreto Barreto
Premiere Status
Victorian Premiere
Company Credit
Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing

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