'The Letter Men' details love letters between two men separated by WWII
The short film "The Letter Men" details the love letters between two men who were separated by World War II.
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all our letters could be published in the future in a more enlightened time,” Gordon Bowsher wrote during the harrowing days of World War II. “Then all the world could see how in love we are.”
Many are now getting the opportunity to witness their incredible love story, more than 80 years after Bowsher wrote to Gilbert Bradley, the man he loved.
The two were separated in 1939, when Bradley was drafted into the British Army.
Gilbert Bradley.Courtesy Andrew VallentineThroughout World War II, they wrote each other love letters, which have now been captured in Andrew Vallentine’s short film “The Letter Men,” starring Garrett Clayton as Bradley and Matthew Postlethwaite as Bowsher.
The film premiered June 10 at Tribeca Film Festival and is showing throughout the week.