+ intro by BFI Head Librarian Emma Smart
This 1950s set love story remains one of the most sensual and beautifully shot lesbian films of all time.
Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley
USA 1985. 91min
When New York college professor Vivian escapes to a Reno ranch for a quickie divorce the last thing she expects to find is love in the arms of a beautiful young woman 10 years her junior. This 1950s- set love story broke the mould for lesbian filmmaking upon its release, and remains one of the most sensual and beautifully shot lesbian films of all time.
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