like love


In Brighton, the seaside heart of alternative England, Jacob and Ramona share a colourful life together filled with art, metaphysics and the occasional drag queen. At his family home for Passover, Jacob revisits the fateful day that changed everything, when he dived into shallow water and broke his neck.  Like Love is a portrait of life’s absurdity, of acceptance and of beauty in unexpected places.

Director: Sarah Cunningham
Producer: Marine Ninaud
Production: La Fémis
with Jacob Berkson and Ramona Brunzell

Shot on 16mm with Zeiss superspeed lenses

Best Film, Silence On Court , 2011
Best Director, Shaken’s Stars, Almaty International Film festival, 2011
Award for most promising director, Docencourts, 2010
Audience prize, Docencourts, 2010
Student jury prize, Docencourts, 2010
Grand Prize for technical achievement (editing), Les nuits méditerranéennes, 2011
Nominated for the CILECT prize, (International Association of Film and Television Schools)  2011