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NEOLOVISMO
2021/ NARRATIVE FEATURE /76’

WRITTEN, DIRECTED, PERFORMED BY Susanna della Sala and Mike Bruce

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ANIMATION BY Susanna della Sala and Moonchausen







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Isolated in a house on an Italian island, a couple struggles to find the bond that once united them, and as they attempt to reconnect with each other, they decide to stage their relationship dynamics in front of the camera as a way to dispel their fears and insecurities.


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Neolovismo is a singular project marked by a strongly autobiographical component. We made the film entirely without the support of a crew after facing a long period of isolation in 2019. We took advantage of our unique situation with no way of knowing in just over a year every couple on the planet would be faced with the intimate interpersonal challenges we were dealing with. In this unique situation, we found ourselves dealing with with an unexpected incommunicability so we felt the urgency to stage our relational dynamics. Equipped with basic equipment we began a process of writing our issues and stage them in front of the camera, between reality and fiction, focusing on a spontaneous dialogue to be as honest and authentic as possible.
Through the eyes of the two characters, both of whom find themselves so distant in their path to fulfillment, in their ages and respective existential maturity, the film explores isolation and incommunicability, but above all it reflects on the primal nature of love, that utopian chemistry which can be tainted by traditional forms of communication.

THE FILM PARTICIPATED AT:

56a Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro

Milan International Film Festival
Nomination for Best Film and Best Screenplay

Kansas City Film Festival International
Innovative Storytelling in Film prize

Bendfilm Festival
Official selection

Cambria Film Festival
Official selection