A Touch of Love
Sandy Dennis and Ian McKellen star in this drama about destructive middle-class conventions.
Dir Waris Hussein
With Sandy Dennis, Ian McKellen, Michael Coles, Eleanor Bron
Courtesy of STUDIOCANAL
Rosamund (a finely nuanced performance from Dennis) falls pregnant by the first man she sleeps with, the charming news announcer George, played with an elegant sense of sexual ambiguity by Ian McKellen. Trapped by her very conventional upbringing, Sandy battles to keep the baby. This 1969 film provides a different perspective on how destructive middle-class conventions of the day could be.
The screening of A Touch of Love on Sunday 11 February features a discussion with Waris Hussein and actor Ian McKellen.