Catalan Review

THE REASON BEHIND FOOD OF LOVE: SOME COMMENTS ABOUT BRINGING, THROUGH MY CATALAN EYES AND A GROUP OF EXCEPTIONAL BRITISH ACTORS, AN AMERICAN NOVEL TO THE SCREEN

Catalan Review (1998), 18, (1-2), 237–248.

Abstract

Ventura Pons, arguably the most important film director in the Catalan language (and one of the most important directors in European cinema in general), provides an intimate look into the inspiration, conceptualization, and realization of Food of Love. Besides being one of the director’s rare ventures into the English language, Food of Love is also, as is often the case with Pons, an adaptation of a prior literary work, here David Leavitt’s The Page Turner. Struck by the force of a story of love, sex, and ambition among men, Ventura Pons grapples with questions that go beyond the gay U.S. context in which the story is originally set and that bear on some of the more affective aspects of the interaction of people in the so-called Western world: questions of personal integrity and fulfillment, of desire and disillusionment, of “sentimental education” and family ties.

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Pons, Ventura

Pons, Ventura