Whether you've got company or flying solo - Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to treat your other half, a friend or yourself! 
 
We've put together a collection of films from the Virgin Media DIFF 2021 programme which will satisfy film lovers on both ends of the romantic spectrum from the loved-up dreamers to the romance realists and everything in between. 

From forbidden passions to kooky crushes, they're all films about love, from very (very) different perspectives. 


 
AMMONITE, Francis Lee

available from March 4th 

Loosely inspired by the life of the palaeontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet), the movie is set on the south coast of England in the 1840s and sees Mary embarking on a remarkable and passionate love affair with Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan), a married woman who is suffering a personal trauma. Highly suggested if you liked Portait of a lady on fire by Céline Sciamma. 
 


DINNER IN AMERICA, Adam Carter Rehmeier

available from March 12th 

Punk rocker Simon and his young super-fan Patti cross paths and they start a wild journey across the fading suburbs of the American Midwest. Pitch-black humour and mischief blend into a touching romance that changes the characters’ lives. 

PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME, Lili Horvat

available from March 9th 

A surgeon meets her soulmate at a medical conference, but when she confronts him weeks later after being stood up, he’s adamant that he has never met her. Hungary’s entry for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Oscars, is a story about the hardships true love can endure. 


 
JUMBO, Zoé Wittock

available from March 5th 

A shy young woman falls in love with an amusement-park ride in this unique and erotic movie debut, a hit on the festival circuit. After all, Jumbo is tall and handsome, and Jeanne nurtures real feelings for it. 
 

SURPRISE FILM

available on March 7th 

Nothing says romance like a surprise - take a chance and you might find your new favourite film! Our traditional Surprise Film: no one knows what the film is until the very last minute. 


 
From our Short Films Programmes

available 3rd-14th March


 

I am Afraid to forget your face, Solitaire & Scrubbers

SHORTS PROGRAMME 1

Three different takes on love: a man tries to get back to his love, a retired man finds love, and a woman falls for her neighbour. 

 
 
The love and death of Yosef and Zilli & How to fall in love in a pandemic

SHORTS PROGRAMME 3

From a new couple homebound by the Pandemic, to the life and death of a married couple who spent 60 years together. 


 
S.A.M., Dungarees & 6:23

PRISM UK SHORT FILM PROGRAMME 

Bitter-sweet love stories between LGBTQ+ teenagers.


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