“An effectively bittersweet miniature...” . When eminent film critic Guy Lodge dedicates a paragraph to us in his write-up about the modern landscape of LGBT Cinema for The Guardian ❤️👍🏽✊🏽 . Full Text: “That puts it altogether a world away from the simple, sensitive intimacy of Loev (now streaming on Netflix). Sudhanshu Saria’s gently rambling study of two gay childhood friends reunited in Mumbai reflects on chances missed over the course of their longtime relationship. An effectively bittersweet miniature on its own terms, it also stands as a fascinating milestone of gay representation in Indian cinema.” . Streaming now, exclusively on Netflix. Spread the word, catch some #LOEV ;)
Thank you @homegrownin for the continued love ❤️ // and for those who haven’t seen it yet, we’re streaming worldwide, exclusively on @netflix 📽
This day, three years ago: the flame might have been snubbed out but your light still illuminates our world through the work you left behind. We miss you, Dhruv, and we hope you're at peace and in love, wherever you are.
Actor @shiv_pandit and Director @iamsuds pose for the @getty shutterbugs at the #SXSW photocall ❤️ . #Repost @shiv_pandit (@get_repost) ・・・ With my friend & director @iamsuds at the @gettyimages photoshoot for @loevfilm during @sxsw. ••• It's nice to be lauded for your performance in a film but one should never forget how they got that film in the first place. Believe it or not but a lot of people advised Sudhanshu against casting me in Loev..primarily because they felt that I didn't fit the part (maybe some might still feel that way). Truly grateful to him for having an instinct about me & pushing for me when all else resisted. Suds, it's been real my brother. Loev you ❤️ 📷 - Andrew Small & Jared Raskind : @smallzphoto & @raskindphoto ••• #SmallzAndRaskind #GettyImages #PhotoShoot #Loev #SXSW2016
Top 10 baby! . Thank you @gaystarnews for naming #LOEV in your top 10 best of LGBTi films this year alongside #CallMeByYourName #BattleOfTheSexes and #GodsOwnCountry 🍾🍾 . Browse the full article to see where we ranked and do go see the film on @netflix if you haven’t already! ❤️❤️ . “This obscure indie from India was filmed in 2014, debuting at film festivals the following year. It’s a gentle story of love between two old friends that was in danger of being forgotten until Netflix acquired worldwide distribution rights this year. Then, finally, it found a large audience. And with it, renewed critical praise. . Quite right too: Loev is an wonderful movie, and one that goes in quite a brave, unexpected direction in its third act. . In truth, it defies expectation throughout: the obstacles facing the main characters have little to do with their being gay, or, indeed, even homosexuality being illegal in India. This might seem faintly ridiculous, but it’s inspired by director Sudhanshu Saria’s own experience. As a viewer you quickly feel at home in the guys’ liberal bubble. . As such, would-be lovers Jai and Sahil don’t even encounter homophobia as they flirt their way through a reunion-road trip from Mumbai to the otherworldly Western Ghats, aside from a few ambiguous looks. . But of course it’s not all plain sailing. There are echoes of the quiet devastation of Weekend (2014) and the emotional torture of Happy Together (1997). Meanwhile, the two-men-in-a-hotel-room scenario is as revealing and intimate as last year’s The Pass. . Loev is all the more saddening given its star, Dhruv Ganesh, tragically passed away in 2015 at the age of 29, after contracting tuberculosis. His faultless performance and beautiful, yearning eyes truly tug at the heartstrings. . From: https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/10-gay-films-that-were-amazing-in-2017/#gs .2zlWOl4