Romantic Comedy

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 chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers, and original songs by her band Summer Camp, director Elizabeth Sankey embarks on a journey of investigation and self-discovery.

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Elizabeth Sankey




Director: Elizabeth Sankey
Producer: Chiara Ventura, Oskar Pimlott, Jeremy Warmsley
Music: Jeremy Warmsley
Principal Cast: Jessica Barden, Charlie Lyne, Anne T. Donahue, Laura Snapes, Cameron Cook, Eleanor McDowall, Simran Hans, Brodie Lancaster
Additional Credits: Original Songs: Summer Camp


Public Film Contact
Elizabeth Sankey
Montgomery Avenue
Publicity Contact
Chiara Ventura
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Comedy, Documentary, LGBTQ, Romance
Screening Section: Visions
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Runtime: 78:41 mins