Lions Love
Lions Love (1969)

In this arty rather free-form drama, a struggling independent filmmaker attempting to make an art film becomes shattered when her backers suddenly drop her film. She becomes so devastated by the rejection that she attempts to end her life.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1969
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The result is a pleasant, sometimes humorous blend of style and technique that ultimately is unsuccessful.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Varda's use of the camera and natural light is fresh and original.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The film is... so packed to bursting with loopy, quotable lines, you may have trouble deciding which is your favorite.

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Time Out

A film bedevilled by its intellectualism.

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Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Varda's film teeters on the edge of total absurdity, running roughshod over cinematic conventions of all kinds while retaining a lucid outsider's perspective on its milieu.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is so much that is so pleasant in Lions Love that I wish Miss Varda hadn't tried to give it a larger significance.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The Design for Living hippiness saunters on, cramming in zeitgeist, Le Bonheur triangulation, and whoever happened to be on the set

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