Dir: William Eubank
Print Source: Shock
Best Director: Athens
Special Mention: Fantasia Festival
A great achievement.
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Opening in the middle of the American Civil War as a soldier is asked to head west to see something extraordinary that has been discovered, Love rapidly shifts its action into the future. It’s the mid 21st century and on the abandoned International Space Station astronaut Lee Miller is stranded high above the blue planet. As the vessel slowly orbits the Earth, Miller is stuck in the vastness of space and wondering what is transpiring below that has made communications die. As time passes so the astronaut starts to explore his new home where he chances upon a mysterious package.
Produced and scored by rock band Angels & Airwaves (whose recent tour was highly acclaimed) this movie has rightly drawn comparisons with contemplative arthouse science fiction classics such as Moon, Solaris and 2001. Simultaneously a meditation on communication, tenderness, belonging and the nature of human existence, the multi-award winning Love is an exceptionally ambitious movie that luxuriates in spectacular imagery making it a wholly unique cinema experience.
Ultimately Love is an astonishing debut feature from William Eubank that lives for a long time after the final credits.
Screens with Payload