Documentary Feature | 78 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Elizabeth Sankey

Produced by
Oskar Pimlott, Jeremy Warmsley, Chiara Ventura

Written by
Elizabeth Sankey

2019 | English | UK

As a teenager, Elizabeth Sankey’s understanding of love, relationships, and romance was defined by her obsession with romantic comedies. Now a filmmaker herself, she returns to the films she loved, from IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and HIS GIRL FRIDAY to RUNAWAY BRIDE and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, to uncover the surprisingly conservative lessons they’ve messaged to popular culture for nearly a century. Using clips from countless genre hallmarks, a diverse chorus of voices, and original music by the filmmaker’s band Summer Camp, Sankey delves into the world of romantic comedies on a journey of investigation and self-discovery.