Elective Affinities

"Weak"

Elective Affinities Review


If someone asked me to identify a prototypical "art film," I could do no better than to point them to Elective Affinities, a low-budget period piece from Italy, featuring circuitous dialogue, a story based on a Goethe novel, and an absolutely awful title.

Elective Affinities tracks a foursome in a Tuscan villa who couple in a variety of formations. There's bad feelings and a baby, but most of all there's a whole lotta talking about emotions -- with a pseudo-scientific explanation of love as a mathematical equation (which, sort of, explains the title).

Ultimately it's on the pedantic side, alas.

Aka Le Affinità elettive.



Elective Affinities

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Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th May 1996

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Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

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