Love in the Post
HDV, 75′, 2014
Love in the Post is inspired by the book The Post Card by Jacques Derrida. Like the book, the film plays with fact and fiction, weaving together the stories of a scholar of literature and a film director, alongside insights from critics and philosophers.
Theo Marks works in a university department that is soon to be closed. His wife Sophie, enigmatic and distant is in analysis. Filmmaker Joanna struggles to complete a film about The Post Card. These people are set on a collision course prompted by a series of letters that will change their lives.
The film features a never before seen interview with Derrida, alongside contributions from Geoff Bennington, J. Hillis Miller, Sam Weber, Catherine Malabou and Ellen Burt.
Director: Joanna Callaghan
Written: Joanna Callaghan & Martin McQuillan
Cast: Leigh Kelly, Birgit Ludwig, Lucinda Llloyd
Composer: Peter Coyte
Cinematographer: Joachim Bergamin
Editor: Ariadna Fatjo-Villas, Joanna Callaghan, Justinain Buckley, Steven Worsley
Produced: Heraclitus Pictures
Funded: Arts & Humanities Research Council, Kingston University & University of Bedfordshire