Love True (15)

Love True (15)

Directed by Alma Har’el
Picturehouse, Liverpool
14th February 2017

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

At times this film was gross to the extreme, conveying very little love of any description.

For some inexplicable reason director Alma Har’el used actors to talk about the past and future of particular real-life characters in the film, who had described their flirtation with love with other people. She also interviewed those actors about how it felt to play those roles. Bewildering!

Appropriately enough it was shown on cheesy Valentine’s Day.

The three main people highlighted in the feature film cum documentary were a stripper from Alaska, a surfer from Hawaii and a young musician from New York. Fascinating they were not.

The only redeeming feature of Love True was the soundtrack of Flying Lotus, an exponent of experimental electro music.

Forthcoming films to be shown under the title of ‘Discover Tuesdays’ at FACT up to the end of March include Tanna, a story of forbidden love, set on the Island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific (21st Feb); Christine, which is a documentary about a female TV news reporter who shot herself on air (28th Feb); and the music documentary Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (7th Mar).

The Love Witch, a so-called off female opus, will be screened on 14 March, followed by Sweet Dreams, an Italian drama about a middle-aged man unable to cope with the loss of his mother (21st Mar), and then Certain Women, including star turn Michelle Williams (28th Mar).

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