The Dark Matter of Love

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THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE tells the story of three Russian children Masha (11) and Marcel and Vadim (5) learning to love their adoptive American family – the Diaz’s. The adoption is being over seen by a Development Psychologist, Dr Robert Marvin, who hopes to teach the children to love through a programme which is based on the last 100 years of research into the way parent/child love works.


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Director: Sarah McCarthy
Producer: Grace Hughes Hallett
Executive Producers: Al Morrow, Stewart le Maréchal, Jonny Persey
Partners: Double Bounce, Front Row, VPRO, Wellcome Trust

Festivals / Awards

2012 – Toronto International Film Festival
2012 – Lone Star Film Festival – Best Doc Feature Award
2012 – Antenna International Doc Festival – Best Doc Feature Award


‘An arresting and often compelling mix of intimate cinema verite and psycho-anthropological study’ – Variety

‘McCarthy and her cameraman captured moments of excruciating emotional intensity’ – The Telegraph


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