The First Time on the Grass 1975
La prima volta, sull’erba (original title)
1h 35min | Drama, Romance | 2 September 1976 (Colombia)
During a vacation, a teenager couple falls in love. Then their single parents fall in love too.
It has been a while since I’ve seen this one, so I can’t remember names in the movie. This Mark Lester flick deals with the subject of love, sex, the relationship between than, and how to deal with it, if you are a parent.
Lester’s father is a well accomplished shrink, and has brought up Mark to free minded and un shackled by the morality of the time. They go on vacation to some remote place (Movie takes place probably in the early 1800’s) where he meets a woman who shares the same ideology with her child as he does. They fall in love at the same time that Lester and the girl begin to fall in love. They begin to confuse sex with love, since they are both attracted to each other and are bent on doing it, however the moment is always spoiled by analytical and intellectual conversations on how they will go about doing it. They begin to hate each other, but this draws them closer, and in the end, out of a heated argument get lost in passion.
Not very well acted, but the movie does intellectually explorer the issue of love and sex. It also can show the confusion between feelings when no walls or barriers are are in place to guide us through our moral walk on this planet.
Great movie to see. Good luck trying to find it though!
Director: Gianluigi Calderone
Writers: Gianluigi Calderone, Vincenzo Cerami
Stars: Anne Heywood, Mark Lester, Claudio Cassinelli
Language: Italian | English
Release Date: 2 September 1976 (Colombia)
Also Known As: Love Under the Elms