Review: Richard and Mildred Loving are arrested for interracial marriage in 1960’s Virginia. They then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Actors: Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton
Genre: Biography, Drama and Romance
A very interesting story that should be told and not forgotten about. It is amazing at how brutal America was and that all these people had to fight for what they wanted and what is right for the country. Jeff Nichols also directed the film Mud (2012) which was one of my favourite films of that year. As well as directing Loving he also wrote the screenplay for it. Ruth Negga’s performance is superb. It is a very traumatic film. One thing in this is there are no real big moments or real heart-breaking moments which I think is good. It didn’t need it in a film like this and works better without it. Jeff Nichols does well in order just to keep the storyline simple and doesn’t go off on another subject matter which he could have made into something much bigger. By the end of the film you actually get to know and like these two people. I also felt that I cared and took pity on these characters which is very rare for a film to make you do that. This film was premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016 and got a standing ovation. Just some of the themes that occur in this are forbidden love and social injustice.