Love & Savagery (2009)

  |  Drama, Romance


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In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.


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  • John N. Smith in Love & Savagery (2009)
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  • Allan Hawco and Sarah Greene in Love & Savagery (2009)
  • Pierre Letarte and John N. Smith in Love & Savagery (2009)
  • Allan Hawco and Sarah Greene in Love & Savagery (2009)

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27 November 2009 | FilmSocietyMtl
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| A breath of fresh sea air.
I just caught this film at a local AMC theatre and was happy to be treated to a crisp 35mm print instead of a substandard digital projection. And a richly textured work of this sort definitely deserves the genuine celluloid treatment. The breathtaking photography of an Irish seaside town was matched only by the excellent sound design. The imagery was as intimately rich as director John N. Smith's Oscar-nominated short of the early 80's FIRST WINTER.

The entire cast was pretty solid but the lead Irish beauty played by Sarah Greene simply stole the show. (Let's hope to see more of her in the future!)The camera just adored her from every angle. Stunning.

Yes, it does take a little while to get into the story and absorb the setting, but once the romantic narrative takes hold, it ultimately touches the viewer deep down. The metaphorical use of raging seas along the shoreline makes for effective punctuation throughout the quietly stormy relationship between the two leads. Nice music score too.

The only weak spots for me related to hair and wardrobe that occasionally made it difficult to believe we were in 1969 but I'm sure that was mostly due to the production's budgetary limits. A minor detail in the end.

Overall, this is a sincerely touching and beautiful film made for any viewer looking for a breath of fresh sea air in a world shrouded in cultural smog blowing in from Hollywood. Catch this gem!

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Release Date:

10 October 2009

Language

English, Irish


Country of Origin

Canada, Ireland

Filming Locations

County Clare, Ireland

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