World premiere: IFFR 2023 / Tiger Competition
Two dancers who once shared the stage and fell in love now go about their separate lives in different states of melancholy. Giovanni, a musician suffering from bipolar disorder, relives those heady days via a collection of home videos he projects on his wall. Louise, who became a star, is now directing her own production of what she considers Shakespeare’s worst play: Romeo and Juliet.
Incorporating footage of himself and costar Louise Peterhoff in the irresistible throes of young love, debut director Giovanni Bucchieri has produced an expressionistic melodrama that keeps one foot in beguiling reality as we follow his protagonists’ grandiose, yet lonely lives and yearn for a reunion.
A FILM BY Giovanni Bucchieri | Sweden, 2023, 104'