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John Schlesinger's First Masterpieces
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A Kind of Loving

Directed by John Schlesinger
United Kingdom, 1962
Drama, Romance
  • English
  • English
John Schlesinger's First Masterpieces


A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend’s pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town.

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Before coming to Hollywood and making Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger began his feature filmmaking career with three masterpieces of a new generation of British cinema. His debut, which won Berlin’s Golden Bear, is a richly textured portrait of the social tensions between class, sex and romance.

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Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1962 | Winner: Golden Berlin Bear

BAFTA Awards

1963 | 4 nominations including: Best British Actor

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