Sunday, March 8th
7:20 PM – 10:00 PM
Carnegie Institution for Science
$17 (screening with closing night party)
IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
*Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker
Love Type D
Directed by Sasha Collington
UK / 2019 / 95 mins
Starring: Maeve Dermody, Rory Stroud, Tovah Feldshuh, Oliver Farnworth, Natacha Basset, Lucy Bayler, and Tim Berrington
A woman who has been dumped eleven times in a row, discovers to her dismay that she has a loser in love gene.
Being unlucky in love isn’t just a character description, its in the genes, according to Collington’s film and as ridiculous as it sounds, the science of the film does begin to sound credible, especially when Frankie gets her co workers who also have the gene involved with a plan of action to reverse their bad luck. Having been unceremoniously broken up with Frankie seeks the advice, knowledge then friendship of her ex-boyfriend’s 11 year old brother who is not only scientifically minded but is the one who tells her about the loser in love gene. At first its amusing that Frankie colludes with the boy but by the end of the film, it was really about an unlikely friendship, while still being about romance and finding the comedy in wanting to re-date ex-boyfriend just so you can have the satisfaction of breaking up with them (EIFF Review)
Sasha Collington is an alumna of the Binger Writers Lab and the Berlinale Talent Campus. She has an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School. She won a Skillset Bursary, a Postgraduate Bursary from SW Screen and a John Brabourne Award to attend the MA, during which time she wrote and directed six short films.