The result is a surprisingly touching and intimate scene that blurs the boundaries of sexual identity.
The theme of forbidden love has also spawned some of cinema’s most intense sex scenes, and they don’t come much more forbidden than the 1950s gay romance between Cate Blanchett’s divorcee and Rooney Mara’s aspiring photographer.
Warning: as you’d expect, the majority of clips feature sexually explicit material.
But the central pair deliver one of cinema’s most authentic and emotionally investing sex scenes – with director Nicolas Roeg choosing to splice together the sensuous bedroom action with footage of them getting ready for dinner.
The naturalistic performances, coupled with the believable dialogue and Haigh’s sensitive direction, makes their relationship seem completely authentic from the get-go, likewise the number of emotionally charged sex scenes, which threaten to turn a casual fling into something much more serious.
Cannot really give too much away about the story, all I can say is if you haven't seen this film yet, be sure to see it.
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma.
During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story to an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss.
In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook.
Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other.