Women in Love
The relationship between four sensual people is limited: They must find a new way.
The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s. Gerald Crich and Rupert Berkin are best friends who fall in love with a pair of sisters Gudrun, a sculptress and Ursula Brangwen, a schoolteacher. Rupert marries Ursula, Gerald begins a love affair with Gudrun, and the foursome embarks upon a Swiss honeymoon. But the relationships take markedly different directions, as Russell explores the nature of commitment and love. Rupert and Ursula learn to give themselves to each other; the more withdrawn Gerald cannot, finally, connect with the demanding and challenging Gudrun.
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"DH Lawrence doesn't translate very well to screen. Whilst the film is entitled 'Women In Love' (and they are in love with men) the main theme seems to be of the search for a perfect, and better, love between men. This one has obviously flown right over my head because I just don't get it."
A powerful study of relationships with Russell bringing his dramatic style to Lawrence's novel.
Considered most controversial upon release in the UK in 1969, this fine little film has held up remarkably well and still packs a punch. Whilst I recall it was the fully nude male wrestling scene that attracted most attention originally, it is clear to see now that there was so much more going on that was of just as an extreme nature. For good and bad Lawrence seems extremely well represented with his, love hate relationship with women and his fondness of the work ethic. The full force and carnality of the sexuality in Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly is somewhat more muted here but it is the questioning of the trueness of love and the inclusion of same sex relationships that…