Field Notes On Love is a short film essay on a filmmaker finding a language in which to describe their love for an ecologist. Although told in the third person, it seems to be autobiographical, a documentary quoting diary entries that interrogate the ambivalence of overpowering love.
The setting of the film is a walk through Scottish coastal forest and wild meadow. Juliet Stevenson’s sultry voice narrates both the filmmaker’s romantic reticence in her diaries and the reflective academic ecological journal article subjects. Both question the possibility of whole identity separate from interrelationship in contextual life. And while there will always be conflict, in the push and pull for difference and dominance, that is part of the bonds that hang together, the dynamic which holds co-existence in its ever-changing equilibrium.
A nice little film.