Matters of the Heart

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Matters of the Heart

We indulge in a little self-love on Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2017

In honour of the sweetest day on the calendar, we’ve gathered some pieces from the past year that are near and dear to our heart.

On Finding Love:

The Lobster is the only film I have ever seen to truly understand the existential hellscape of modern dating, where the people are like UberEats, and the ensuing relationship is like runny, lukewarm pad thai.” — Chandler Levack on dating in the Tinder era

The Lobster

On Romance:

“The most significant thing that's ever happened to me is connecting with a love." — Ethan Hawke

Sing Street's Ferdia Walsh-Peelo serenades us during his 2016 Lightbox Session.

On Making it Work:

“The key to a good relationship is communication. Communicate every little detail. If there is something that you do not like, let that person know so they don't fuck up.” — Mya Taylor

On Heartbreak:

“This feeling that I didn’t really know who I was or what I wanted, except in the brief moments I’d spent with a person I might never see again – only to have it repeated back to me in a dark room full of strangers, in a city halfway around the world.” — Emma Healey reflects on crying at the movies

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On Sex:

“Cinema invented a certain type of sexiness.” — Claire Denis

In anticipation of last year's Food on Film events, we opened up the pantry and served up six of the most carnal food moments on film. — When Food is Very NSFW

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Anna Magnani stars in Rossellini's L'Amore, playing tonight for all the broken/mending hearts out there.

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The Red Shoes The classic tale of a beautiful ballerina caught between her art and her love.

Wings of Desire Wim Wenders' otherworldly story about an angel who chooses earthly love over heavenly eternity.

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