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Our Love collection highlights the range of cinematic romance from sweeping love affairs to quirky rom-coms and tales of obsessive desire.

This subscription sub-section offers a collection of classic love stories, including two of the highest placed love stories from the Sight and Sound Top 100 Greatest Films list.

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View Breathless / À bout de souffle
Breathless / À bout de souffle
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Breathless / À bout de souffle 1960 PG

Jean-Luc Godard’s extraordinary debut feature, an insouciant and iconoclastic crime film that paved the way for the French New Wave.

90 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard

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All in Good Time
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All in Good Time 2011 12

A pair of newlyweds endure a honeymoon staying with the groom's parents in a comedy from East Is East writer Ayub Khan-Din.

93 mins United Kingdom

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L'Amore

L'Amore 1948 PG

Roberto Rossellini’s controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the manifold talents of his then-wife Anna Magnani.

80 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini

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La Belle et la Bête
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La Belle et la Bête 1946 PG

Jean Cocteau’s ravishingly restored 1946 film is a cinematic classic. “Five stars. [This] magical exploration of the fairytale is a compelling and bizarre masterpiece” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

89 mins France Director. Jean Cocteau

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Brief Encounter
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Brief Encounter 1945 PG

Noël Coward’s tale of a love affair, thrillingly played out with tight British reserve.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean

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Brick Lane

Brick Lane 2007 15

Sarah Gavron’s subtle and intelligent adaptation of Monica Ali’s acclaimed novel charts the experiences of a Bangladeshi woman in London.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Sarah Gavron

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Burning an Illusion
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Burning an Illusion 1981 15

Menelik Shabazz’s pioneering first feature traces the emotional and political growth of a young black couple in Thatcher’s London.

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Menelik Shabazz

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Circumstance

Circumstance 2011 15

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

105 mins USA Director. Maryam Keshavarz

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Duffer
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Duffer 1971 15

A bizarre study of obsession focusing on a teenage boy who is torn between the charms of a fleshly female prostitute and the sadism of an older man.

75 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq

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A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms 1932 PG

Based on the best-selling 1929 novel by Ernest Hemingway, Gary Cooper stars in Frank Borzage's Oscar-winning adaptation of the tragic Great War romance.

87 mins USA Director. Frank Borzage

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Fear Eats the Soul

Fear Eats the Soul 1974 12

Fassbinder’s international breakthrough, this unconventional love story combines lucid social analysis with devastating emotional power.

94 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Flames of Passion

Flames of Passion 1989 PG

An ingenious gay homage to Brief Encounter.

17 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Kwietniowski

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Of Good Report
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Of Good Report 2013

Disturbing but deeply stylish South African drama about a teacher who becomes obsessed with an under-age pupil in his class, with tragic consequences.

100 mins South Africa Director. Jahmil Xolani Thandikhaya Qubeka

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Partie de Campagne

Partie de Campagne 1936 PG

On a country picnic, a young girl leaves her family for a while and succumbs to an all-too-brief romance in Jean Renoir's sensuous tribute to the countryside.

40 mins France Director. Jean Renoir

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The Passionate Friends

The Passionate Friends 1948 PG

David Lean’s other, lesser known film about a love triangle spent too long in Brief Encounter’s shadow, but is now regarded as a fine, gripping drama.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean

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Quest for Love

Quest for Love 1971 PG

Joan Collins stars in this British sci-fi comedy, adapted from a John Wyndham story, about a man’s search for the perfect woman he briefly met in a parallel universe.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Ralph Thomas

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That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman 1941 PG

Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier bring Hollywood glitz to the love affair between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton in the midst of political turmoil.

128 mins USA Director. Alexander Korda

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Rosebud

Rosebud 1991 15

A lesbian couple arouse the interest of their new neighbour in this erotic tale of voyeurism, power dressing and fantasy.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Cheryl Farthing

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Journey to Italy
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Journey to Italy 1954 PG

Roberto Rossellini's acerbic but finally very moving masterpiece about marital crisis boasts great performances from Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders

106 mins Italy

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The Red Shoes

The Red Shoes 1948 U

Moira Shearer’s ballerina is torn between love and her career in Powell and Pressburger’s hugely influential melodrama.

133 mins United Kingdom Director. Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

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Uncle Silas

Uncle Silas 1947

Gothic chiller based on the novel by J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Jean Simmons stars as an heiress pursued by her unbalanced uncle and his perverted son.

103 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Frank

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Underground
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Underground 1928 PG

The BFI National Archive restoration of one of Anthony Asquith's finest silent films set in London's Underground, with a new score.

81 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Asquith

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