Non-Fiction LOVETRUE offers a unique exploration of the challenges that love can present and how our past and present experiences shape the decisions we make when the fantasy of True Love dissipates.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Alma Har'el
Country: USA
Producer: Shia LaBeouf
Length: 82 mins
Year: 2016
Format: HD



STORY 

Non-Fiction LOVETRUE offers a unique exploration of the challenges that love can present and how our past and present experiences shape the decisions we make when the fantasy of True Love dissipates. Using cinematic expressions of past memories and possible futures, the film also examines non-fiction performance as a documentation of truth and a purveyor of memory. Following three surprising love stories in starkly different American landscapes, we dive into the mysterious, the familiar, the dysfunctional, and the imaginary aspects of their relationships. LOVETRUE is a poetic roller-coaster down the inevitable nature of our shifting perspective on love.


PRESS

"Lyrical devotion and hypnotic surrealism" - The Huffington Post

"LoveTrue confirms that Alma Har'el makes movies like nothing else out there" - IndieWire

"This year's Tribeca Film Festival was not without aspiring undertakings, but none shined quite as bright as the festival's most ambitious outlier title LoveTrue" - Complex

"When Har'el's images connect with the peaks of the pic's roving, reverberating score by experimental electro artist Flying Lotus, magic is made in the moment!" - Variety

"Every once in a while, an artist comes along who changes the way we think about film. Alma Har'el is one of those." - No Film School

"If particular films each have an equivalent genre in literature, Alma Har'el's documentary LoveTrue comes closest to poetry" - The Playlist

"This powerful, idiosyncratic film leaves us pondering some of the complexities that many romantic storytellers blithely ignore." - The Hollywood Reporter


CREDITS

Director: Alma Har’el

Producers: Alma Har'el, Christopher Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Rhea Scott

Executive producer: Shia LaBeouf

Cinematographer: Alma Har’el

Music: Flying Lotus

Editors: Terry Yates and Alma Har'el


AWARDS

Documentary Prize - Karlovy Vary

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tribeca Film Festival 2016

BFI London Film Festival 2016

Hot Docs 2016

DocAviv

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2016

CPH:DOX 2017

True/False Film Festival 2017

IDFA Film Festival 2016

Indie Memphis Film Festival 2016

Heart on Films Series 2016

Philadelphia Film Festival 2016

Cinemteket Kristiansand 2016

Crested Butte Film Festival 2016

Burgen International Film Festival -2016

DokuFest 2016

Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

Guanajuato  Film Festival 2016