Too many RomComs are the perfect escapism, to other their just pure trash. Next month, maybe Elizabeth Sankey could change us non-believers with her new film Romantic Comedy.
The film made it’s world premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival last year. Every new Rom Com that arrives, there’s many who line up to rip these films apart. Despite all the criticism why do so many of us seem to go back time after time to watch these films?
The film will exclusively premiere on boutique streaming service MUBI. They have released a Official Trailer ahead of it’s release…
ROMANTIC COMEDY is a documentary that goes beneath the surface of our favourite films, seeking to better understand the way we view love, relationships and romance. From ‘It Happened One Night’ to ‘Runaway Bride’, from clumsy meet cutes to rain-soaked declarations of love, these films reflect our experiences but are often just as problematic as they are comforting.
They’re hugely successful and deeply loved by many, but – being frequently dismissed as guilty pleasures – they have often avoided critical analysis.
Helped by a diverse chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers, and with original songs by her band Summer Camp, director Elizabeth Sankey embarks on a journey of investigation and self-discovery.
Romantic Comedy will exclusively stream on MUBI from May 7th.