A British comedy drama set in the 1950s and based on the best-selling book by J. A. Ackerley, the film stars Gary Oldman and Alan Bates as friends and ex-lovers.
This is the second film of this year’s Outview Film Festival that is based on a novel of J.R. Ackerley.
An aimless young man, Johnny, is sent to prison. He entrusts his beloved dog, Evie, to the care of his former lover and best friend, Frank. When he gets out of prison, he has to face difficulties at home. Added to this, is the fact that he may have to give up Evie to Frank.
A British comedy drama set in the 1950s and based on the best-selling book by J. A. Ackerley, the film stars Gary Oldman and Alan Bates as friends and ex-lovers. Both funny and touching, “We Think the World of You” carefully preserves the stifling discretion of the era.
J.R. Ackerley (1896-1967), animal-lover and openly gay writer, might never aimed to find his “ideal friend”, as he used to write in his novels, but had a really worth-living life, daring to be openly gay in an era where in England homosexuals were persecuted. One of his greatest inspirations was his dog, Queenie, the companionship of which made him stop to look for occasional sex, as he publicly stated.