LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME ALONE

A young boy, a young girl. Against the backdrop of the countryside they try to understand and express their feelings for each other. A study in the articulations and limitations of first love.

 

regia/director duane hopkins
sceneggiatura /screenplay
duane hopkins
fotografia/cinematographer
lol crawley
montaggio/editing
chris barwell
musica / music
n/a
suono / sound
dolby sr
cast/cast james firkins, zoe rietti
genere /genre
fiction
formato originale/original format
35 mm – color
durata/running time
14’ 30’’
anno di produzione/year of production
2003
paese di produzione/country of production
inghilterra – england
produzione/production
third films – samm haillay
distribuzione/distribution
the coproduction office

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS METRAGENS – VILA DO CONDE
Prix UIP Vila Do Conde – Melhor Curta Metragem Europeia

 

Duane Hopkins was born in the ‘Cotswolds’, a rural area in Southern England. After leaving school he attended Art School, where he studied mainly as a painter and photographer. Soon after being accepted to study Fine Art in London, he made his first film on video. This experience made him rethink and he left painting to study film in the North of England. Hes graduation short ‘Routine’ was well received on the festival circuit and won several awards. Since then he have made two short films ‘Field’ and ‘Love Me Or Leave Me Alone’ which has allowed hem to investigate the style of cinematic grammar he find interesting and develop his approach to storytelling. He have also been concentrating on writing scripts which reflect him thematic interests within cinema. He admire the work of Robert Bresson, Alan Clarke, Bill Douglas, Werner Herzog, Andrei Tarkovsky, Yasujiro Ozu and Stanley Kubrick amongst others. His influences tend to be filmmakers who are interested in the creation of a personal cinematic grammar that juxtaposes ideas and meanings as opposed to a strict adherence to a conventional narrative structure.

2003 Love me or leave me alone (corto, short) 2001 Field (corto, short) 1997 Routine (corto, short)

A young boy, a young girl. Against the backdrop of the countryside they try to understand and express their feelings for each other. A study in the articulations and limitations of first love.

 

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