Friday, May 20, 2011


 The Trouble with Love and Sex is an interesting animated documentary on BBC iplayer, you can watch it until June 22nd.  Directed by Zac Beattie and with the brilliant Jonathan Hodgson directing the animation, the film is a real peep into 5 people's experience of receiving regular counselling at Relate.    It's a very moving film, and extremely sensitively made, the animation providing anonymity for the participants, sometimes though the picture adhered over cautiously to a version of the live action, when I wanted it to provide a counterpoint or to add something extra more often.  Maybe it would have been too risky, the film has been really popular with the general public, which is encouraging because it's the first feature length animated documentary commissioned by the BBC (can this really be true?). I hope there will be more.

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