Reactions to After Love

After Love proved to be a ‘hit’ with just about everyone at our latest screening, with almost all awarding it an A or B rating for an overall appreciation score of 91.6%, the second highest of the season to date. Some of the comments received:

  • Excellent acting. Totally gripping narrative. As ever, thanks to the committee for all you do.
  • Best film this ‘year’ by far.
  • Just wonderful.
  • I found it a very moving and poignant film. Joanne Scanlan deserves her BAFTA.
  • I’m so glad I saw this on the big screen. I was gripped. And cried. A lot.
  • Such a clever film beautifully constructed.
  • Beautiful – lovely pace.
  • Simply a brilliant film. More like this please.
  • Beautifully nuanced and emotionally charged film. A sad story with a positive outcome. Its BAFTA success was well deserved.
  • Beautifully acted by Joanna Scanlon and a thought-provoking story.
  • Amazing quality of filmmaking for a first try. Perceptive, restrained and subtle.
  • Brilliant story, totally absorbing and beautifully acted.
  • A slow burning, touching and ultimately hopeful film. A film full of secrets – how much do we really know a person? A wonderful and subtle performance by Joanna Scanlon who well deserved her BAFTA win.
  • Very well acted and most enjoyable film. Layered and thought provoking.
  • Superb portrayal of loss, of a partner, of love and of purpose. Joanna Scanlan’s performance was quietly brilliant and held the suspense throughout the film. There was even a happy ending, of sorts.
  • A wonderful film with superb acting. A tale of love, lies and betrayal, with cultural and religious insight.
  • Interesting subject but a little slow at times, frustrating.
  • A well-deserved Oscar for Joanna Scanlon. Good story given an unusual treatment.
  • Sensitive, well-acted, an unusual and interesting story line.
  • A well-made low budget film made believable by great acting. Sound quality could be better.
  • Impressive acting and a script based on the ‘less is more’ principle, which worked well.
  • Casting, acting – excellent. Nuanced emotions conveyed. Almost too slow here and there….
  • I couldn’t connect with the characters or the plot, there was no depth to the story or the characters.