What it's really about: The main idea was to get the 3 main characters to live together in order
to observe them closely, using the camera as a microscope. We wanted to
create a situation that would favor experimentation and lead to the
moment when the lives of these characters would finally fall into place.
We wanted to show how their proximity could trigger the epiphanies that
would enable them to move forward. The film is about the difficulty of achieving personal fulfillment as an
artist and the desire to be accepted and recognized by the people we
love. We feel close to this specific theme and draw parallels with our
personal experiences as filmmakers.
What they hope audiences to come away with: We'd like the audience to feel all the energy we felt making this film and to be touched by the characters and the amazing actors that managed to make them feel truly real.
What's next for Lola: "I have 3 feature film projects: a multi-plot dramatic
comedy; a drama about loneliness that takes place in Paris (that I'm
co-writing with Ruben) and a road movie about two lost souls getting
What's next for Ruben: "I have 2 feature film projects: a drama about sexual tensions and jealousy (that I'm co-writing with Lola) and a dark comedy/fantasy."
Indiewire invited SXSW Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they're doing next. We'll be publishing their responses leading up to the 2013 festival.
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