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A Kind of Loving: Alan Bates in a clip from John Schlesinger's classic – video

22 July 2016 3:51 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Shot and set in Manchester in 1962, A Kind of Loving was one of the seminal kitchen sink dramas of post-war British cinema. Made before Darling and Billy Liar, the film stars Alan Bates as a young draftsman in pursuit of fellow factory worker June Ritchie, making her screen debut. In this exclusive clip, he pursues her on the bus trip back home

• The restored print of A Kind of Loving screens as part of the Cinema Rediscovered season at Watershed, Bristol on July 29 and is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 1 August

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I Knew Her Well (Io la conoscevo bene)

15 March 2016 12:09 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

She's beautiful, desired and enjoys a social mobility in the improving Italian economy... but she's also a pawn of cruel materialist values. Stefania Sandrelli personifies a liberated spirit who lives for the moment, but who can't form the relationships we call 'living.' Antonio Pietrangeli and Ettore Scola slip an insightful drama into the young Sandrelli's lineup of comedy roles. I Knew Her Well Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 801 1965 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 115 min. / Io la conoscevo bene / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date February 23, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Stefania Sandrelli, Mario Adorf, Jean-Claude Brialy, Joachim Fuchsberger, Nino Manfredi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Ugo Tognazzi, Karin Dor, Franco Nero. Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi Production design Maurizio Chiari Film Editor Franco Fraticelli Original Music Piero Picconi Written by Antonio Pietrangeli, Ruggero Maccari, Etore Scola Produced by Turi Vasile Directed by Antonio Pietrangeli

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Did a new kind of woman emerge in the 1960s? »

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On my radar: Tom Courtenay’s cultural highlights

3 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor on David Foster Wallace, the Chateau Marmont hotel, his favourite local restaurant, Strictly and his loyalty to Hull City Afc

Tom Courtenay, who made his name in the 1960s in films that have become classics – The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Dr Zhivago, Billy Liar – has been enjoying a tremendous new lease of life, at the age of 78, in 45 Years, directed by Andrew Haigh and co-starring Charlotte Rampling. It is a marvellous film about the delicate equilibrium of a marriage and what happens after a letter arrives one morning, out of the blue, with news that has the power to change everything. Courtenay plays Geoff Mercer with a convincing mixture of cussedness and vulnerability (as can be seen on DVD, out now).

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- Kate Kellaway

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