"A Fond Kiss"
Directed by Ken Loach
Once again Ken Loach demonstrates his supreme skill
with characterization and balancing the personal with the political in this
tender romantic drama about a second generation Pakistani DJ (Atta Yaqub)
who falls in love with an attractive Irish schoolteacher (Eva Birthistle) in
Glasgow. Loach dramatizes the tensions that arise when the couples'
respective families and co-workers find out about their mixed-race
relationship. "Although Loach takes pains to present all sides of the issues
he raises, he courageously faces up to the truth about people's lives, which
is his abiding strength" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). 114 minutes.