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Love Again

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Synopsis

Hull 1955; Philip Larkin arrives at Hull University to take up the post of Head Librarian. His love affair with Monica Jones is already five years old and, with the publication of The Less Deceived, he is about to be catapulted into the public eye. But while Monica enjoys the reflected glory of their relationship, Larkin is terrified of the extra commitment she wants. In response, he begins a secret affair with one of his library staff, Maeve Brennan. While this relationship draws form Larkin some of his most romantic insights, it flounders on Maeve's Catholic faith; she doesn't believe in sex before marriage. And marriage is something Larkin cannot face.
 
Over the next fifteen years Larkin juggles Maeve and Monica, all the time playing faithful son to his mother Eva, while writing some of his greatest poems. But with Eva's death and the ending of his relationship with Maeve, the poems dry up. Not even a brief affair with his loyal secretary Betty provides any inspiration. Having sacrificed his life for his writing, Larkin is left with nothing. Until, haunted by impending death and his failed talent, Larkin in old age returns to his soul mate Monica.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
75 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Susanna White
Producer
Roger Thompson, Bill Shapter
Editor
Jason Krasucki
Screenwriter
Richard Cottan
Director of Photography
Mike Eley
Sound
Maurice Hillier
Music
Ray Russell
Principal Cast
Hugh Bonneville, Tara Fitzgerald, Amanda Root, Lorraine Ashbourne, Sarah Smart, Ben Miles, Dame Eileen Atkins

Production Company

World Productions Ltd
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London W1F 9BQ
UK

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Company

Minotaur Intrenational
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UK

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