A Love Worth Fighting For is a multi-award-winning film which has garnered huge success on the 2022 and 2023 Festival Circuits. Shot as a pilot for a series of the same name, this standalone film was adapted slightly from Episode One. Written and directed by award-winning director Toby Fountaine, the film has an international cast and is trilingual, subtitled in English.
August 1914. Europe has mobilised. The Imperial German Army has executed its Schlieffen Plan, has ploughed through Belgium, and is now deep in France.
The British Expeditionary Force is seeing its first action against the Germans. Skirmishes in open countryside are common, and both sides are still learning how a modern war could and should be fought.
Two soldiers, one English, one German, both with lives and lovers at home they would rather not have left, find themselves facing each other, alone.
Alone, except for the French girl, Françoise…
A Love Worth Fighting For explores the futility and human complexity of war at a very personal level, and how one of the most momentous months in the twentieth century played out for the people living and dying in it.
But it’s not a war film. Rather, it’s an anti-war film, and a love story.
It is poignant, compelling and sad. It asks difficult questions. Yet ultimately, it ends with hope.
Because without hope, what do we have…?
Development for Series One of the television series is now complete. For production or co-production options and opportunities, investment opportunities or distribution agreements please contact the creators or executive producers.