Does our view of love change as we grow older? How do we make decisions about our love lives? Is there such a thing as true love? Are there invisible partners in relationships? Past ghosts of ourselves? The film’s reenactments of significant past experiences and glimpses at possible futures, created with non-actors playing the characters’ older and younger selves, encourage the couples to confront the realities of their hopes and memories, and the effect they have on their love lives.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Alma Har’el began her work as a photographer and a video jockey in dance clubs, before becoming a music video director. She directed Beirut’s “Elephant Gun,” which was chosen as one of the best music videos of the decade in 2010, as well as “Fjogur Piano” for Sigur Ros, starring Shia Labeouf, which has over 2.2 million hits on YouTube. Her documentary, Bombay Beach, took the top prize at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, was nominated for a 2011 Independent Spirit “Truer than Fiction” award, and has been taught at Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab and Film Center.
LoveTrue had its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. It was also featured at Hot Docs that same year.
LoveTrue is now streaming on Netflix.