A short synopsis
Do I Love You? (2003) is a romantic philosophical comedy about life and the questions it throws at you.
It starts with the breakdown of the relationship between Marina (Lisa Gornick) and her girlfriend Romy (Raquel Cassidy). Marina’s need to know why this has happened spirals out to include an ensemble of characters who are dealing with issues that reflect her own.
Set in London and shot in the first person, this is a vibrant exploration of love, life and its labels.
Awards for ‘Do I Love You?’:
Best New Director, Seattle International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2003
Audience Award for Best Feature, Cineffable Film Festival, Paris 2003
Jury Award for Best Feature, Mezipatra Film Festival, Prague 2004
Some reviews for Do I Love You? :
Do I Love You? is just one of the questions that this intimate film about a lesbian and her place in the world tries to answer. When Marina (Gornick) and her partner Romy (Cassidy) break up, emotional fallout provokes Marina to embark on a philosophical journey to find out who and what she is. How should she “brand”herself? Why is she a lesbian? What is love? Listening to her thoughts as she travels through her daily London life and relationships with friends and family, you witness her own problems reflected in those around her and her gradual realisation and acceptance of herself.
A gentle yet honest account of the often chaotic nature of gay relationships, Gornick’s debut feature has won several accolades at international gay and lesbian film festivals, and deservedly so. Do I Love You? is not just a lesbian film, it is a beautifully shot story that addresses the fears and anxieties that affect us all.
The Times, 4 stars
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Do I Love You? a UK queer comedy that is surely one of the two or three best lesbian films ever made. You heard me, best lesbian films ever! This innovative, witty and unexpected lesbian comedy from writer, director and star Lisa Gornick is right at the top of my list right now.
Do I Love You? is an absolute rarity in cinema: a graceful first effort that reminds viewers exactly why we love cinema in the first place.
Curve Magazine, USA
A smart, provocative debut feature – Give it a go and you may be won over by its honesty, intelligence and offbeat sense of humour.
Wonderful…An intelligent film.
Accurate, amusing…probing commentary…wry observations, ‘Do I Love You?’ bucks the trend.
Sight and Sound
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