When we think of films about relationships, I’m sure for most of us the first impression that comes to mind is the standard Rom-Com set-up – Person A meet Person B, there’s an instant attraction, they date, they break-up and then some grand sweeping gesture brings them back together. However, films focused on personal connections aren’t always destined to display sweet relationships designed to make your heart flutter (although one of today’s picks does a good job of that!), some will make you sick to your stomach, whilst others will make you so uncomfortable you can’t bear to watch.
In this trio of films that make-up our ‘Best of the Month’ selections for 2018, we’re presented with three very different kind of relationships; In Georgi Banks-Davies’ Garfield we get to experience the awkwardness of the morning after the night before as, a young girl wakes in a strangers house with little recollection of the past evening’s events. In Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein’s The Strange Ones we’re presented with a mysterious tale as a sibling relationship is potentially not all that seems. And last, but not least, Dan Hodgson presents us with a comedic tale of infidelity as a couple attempt to make amends for previous indiscretions in Love is Blind