About the film
literary adaptation true love 1930s
For Love Alone
Release Date: May 22, 1986
|Production Companies||:||UAA Films, The Australian Film Commission, Western Film Productions|
|Producers||:||Margaret Fink, Sue Wild, David Thomas, Susan Wild, Suzanne Donnolley|
|Writers||:||Stephen Wallace, Christina Stead|
Teresa is a spirited young girl chafing under the oppressive attitudes of 1930s society, and her father in particular. She fancies her poverty-stricken Latin tutor Johnathan Crow, without realising he merely considers her a pleasant diversion and nothing more, and eventually follows him from Sydney to London. En route she meets the gentle banker James Quick. Whilst navigating her relationships in London, including with a political poet bound for the Spanish Civil War, she experiences a transformation in her understanding of love. Based upon Christina Stead's best-selling Australian novel.