Priest of Love (1981)
"I shall always be a priest of love, and a glad one. Once you've known what love can do, there's no disappointment and no despair." ... so wrote D.H. Lawrence to a friend on Christmas day 1912 - from Lake Garda in Italy - having just met Mrs Frieda Weekley, his future wife. The film demonstrates the extraordinary lives this brave writer and remarkable woman shared together from then on, not only by revealing their real friends and lovers, critics and enemies, but by showing, despite their struggles and financial difficulties, how the many places in which they lived influenced his writing and painting.
San Sebastian Film Festival - (Diploma) - 1981
San Diego Film Festival - Opening Film - 1981
London Film Festival - (Diploma) Closing Film - 1982
Centenary Version - Director’s Cut (1985)
Subsequently the film was re-cut in 1985 by the director for the centenary of Lawrence’s birth, and was re-released by Enterprise Pictures to a more commercial and critical success.
French Première - Saturday, 5th June 2010 - Paris (Digitally re-mastered)
Special Screening - 8th May 2011 and by popular demand July 10th -
in aid of 'Love the Little' Cinema Theatre in Bath
DVD of re-mastered Director's cut by Kino-Lorber Inc. New York USA - May 2011
DVD of re-mastered Director's cut by Odeon Entertainment UK – November 2012
Priest of Love Savant Blu-ray Review
DVD available with extras - 'C'est la Vie' 2002
CD available of the film music by Joseph James - D S#ARP (Stradtime Ltd) - 1981
Film trailer made prior to cinema release.