Me and My Affair tells the stories of people who have experienced infidelity. Told straight to camera by real people – and avoiding any use of voiceover, the film explores the reasons why people stray outside their committed relationship, how it feels to be on the other side – and if a relationship can ever survive.
In the words of ex-policeman Pete, “once you’ve got away with it, you just keep on doing it”. A series of one night stands became something he was disturbingly reliant on once his wife’s attentions turned to their young kids. Lisa’s husband wooed with flowers and poetry but children put a strain on their relationship – and Lisa was faced with not just one, but two affairs to come to terms with.
Nicola found herself at the height of corporate career at the age of 32, but desperately lonely. Challenged by a friend to try online dating, she soon found herself head over heels in love. But the man she planned her future with wasn’t who he seemed, he was already someone’s else’s husband.
Once an awkward teenager, Tom struggled to cope with female attention once he qualified as a GP. He soon developed a ‘darker side’ and found himself tipping into a destructive pattern of behaviour – being addictively unfaithful to his girlfriend.
Sanja describes the feeling late at night lying next to her husband, as she thinks about her lover – the elation of the affair – and piercing guilt of infidelity. Jerry’s biggest regret was not realising that his actions meant someone else would become ‘dad’ to his children, but years later he sees that step-parents and step-children make up his ‘new modern family’.
A heartbreakingly honest exploration of a fascinating subject, Me and My Affair is a brutally honest portrait of the impact of infidelity.... Read more.