Please join Birds Eye View for our alternative Valentine’s Day special screening of LoveTrue at Picturehouse Central on Tuesday 14th February, followed by a ‘Demystifying Love’ panel discussion…
Israeli-American director Alma Har’el follows her groundbreaking debut Bombay Beach (2011) with the equally ambitious and artistically bold LoveTrue. The concept of true love is a vast and tough subject to broach for any filmmaker, but Har’el’s visually stunning, genre-bending exploration of the subject is remarkably assured. Delving deep into our collective perception of relationships and love, LoveTrue tackles universal themes by focusing on the personal stories of a trio of young people. Har’el blends the real-life stories of Blake, an Alaskan stripper, Coconut Willie, a Hawaiian surfer, and Victory, a young black woman in New York, with dramatic choreographed sequences of actors playing them at various stages of their lives. A developing relationship, paternal issues and a struggle between family bonds and faith are transformed through the lens of Har’el’s inquisitive camera. Poetically blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, the talented director creates an atmospheric and multilayered film that envisions the psyches of its subjects to extraordinary effect.
The screening takes place on Tuesday 14th February at 6.30pm and will be followed by a discussion on ‘Demystifying Love’ with Dr Devorah Baum and filmmaker Lotje Sodderland (the acclaimed My Beautiful Broken Brain), hosted by BEV’s own Mia Bays. Check out a trailer below and book your tickets here. Facebook event page here.
LoveTrue is being released in UK cinemas by Dogwoof.