Love Me or Leave Me Alone (2003)

Short Film
Writer/Director: Duane Hopkins
Cinematographer: Lol Crawley
Cast: Jay Firkins, Zoe Rietti

In Duane Hopkins’s poetic, beautifully photographed, and enigmatically moving short film, a young teenage couple argue strongly; she walks off determinedly; he sits and sulks for a while before realising his mistake; he searches for her, finds her, and pesters her until she relents; they have sex; he says I love you; she replies, “I’ll see you at school on Monday” – and we are left wanting for more. Iain.Stott