Love Affair

Tepid and uninvolving, "Love Affair" never ignites any sparks or conveys the passion that is talked about onscreen. Sometimes boring, sometimes pretentious, and always illogical, pic looks highly unlikely to have a foreign future.

With:
With: Peter Haber, Nina Gunke, Lena T. Hansson, Krister Henriksson, Catharina Larsson, Margreth Weivers, David Pettersson, Ebba Hultqvist, Christoffer Svensson.

Tepid and uninvolving, “Love Affair” never ignites any sparks or conveys the passion that is talked about onscreen. Sometimes boring, sometimes pretentious, and always illogical, pic looks highly unlikely to have a foreign future. Writer-helmer Mats Arehn can’t get this story moving in any sense of the word.

Simon (Peter Haber) sits at his summer house and remembers what happened the year before. After moving with his wife (Lena T. Hansson) to a small town to work as a school principal, he met the married Ingrid (Nina Gunke) at a concert and the two were immediately drawn to each other. Discovery of the affair resulted in a lot of hurt feelings and related disasters. Simon now wonders if it’s possible for him and Ingrid to get together again. The usually reliable Haber and Gunke act as if they’ve been given no direction at all.

Love Affair

Sweden

Production: A Sonet Film release of a Filmarehn production. (International sales: Sonet, Bromma, Sweden.) Produced by Mats Arehn. Directed, written by Mats Arehn.

Crew: Camera (color), Mischa Gavrjusjov; editor, Jan Persson; music, works by Chopin; art director, Leo Saukkola; costume designer, Maria Strid. Original title: En foralskelse. Reviewed at Rigoletto, Stockholm, Feb. 14, 2001. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: With: Peter Haber, Nina Gunke, Lena T. Hansson, Krister Henriksson, Catharina Larsson, Margreth Weivers, David Pettersson, Ebba Hultqvist, Christoffer Svensson.

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