A Kind of Loving

Drama | English | 112 minutes

Vic Brown and Ingrid Rothwell work in the same Manchester factory. Vic finds Ingrid attractive and they meet.   An intimate relation ensues and Ingrid becomes pregnant. Vic, distraught, proposes marriage.  They move in with Ingrid’s protective and domineering mother. When Ingrid has a miscarriage, Vic breaks down and comes home drunk. Vic and Ingrid must  decide whether a kind of loving they didn’t anticipate will be possible.
Alan Bates (Vic Brown) / June Ritchie (Ingrid Rothwell) / Thora Hird (Mrs.Rothwell)
Why Stream This Film?
A “calmer” British New Wave film, warm and touching, about a young couple grappling with problems of a difficult relationship.  
  • Rotten Tomatoes (Critics Consensus): 93%
  • BAFTA Awards: Nominated, Best British Film; Best British Actor (Alan Bates); Best British Screenplay (Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse)
  • Berlin International Film Festival: Winner, Golden Berlin Bear

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This is a story with all components of high drama played out in a world onto which British cinema had hitherto rarely deigned to turn its gaze.
Jennie Kermode

Eye for Film.com

The actors are led through the series with confidence by Mr. Schlesinger and they display their conventional reactions with warmth, sensitivity and force. A KIND of LOVING is a touching film.
Bosley Crowther,

The New York Times



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