Review: Love Is All (2014). This piece was originally written in 2015 for a Press Association Magazine Journalism Diploma assignment.

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Love Is All: 100 Years of Love and Courtship (2014)

Duration: 70 minutes

Director Kim Longinotto takes us on a whistle-stop tour of love through the ages, showing the sweetest and most heart-breaking moments of the most base of human emotions.

It all starts with a kiss; the first kiss ever recorded on film. Set to Richard Hawley’s enchanting Open Up Your Door, two lovers embrace each other on a train, in the grainy black-and-white of the late 19th century. I am in tears from the very first refrain. …


Emily Chudy

Queer writer and journalist | (she/her) | London |

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