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Love Dog

Bianca Lucas / PL, MX, US, 2022 / 84 min.

After finishing a job on a Texas oil rig, John returns to his home town in Mississippi – where he will confront not only his own repressed trauma, but that of a society grieving dying American myths.

poster Love Dog (Bianca Lucas, PL/MX/US 2022)

Bianca Lucas studied at the legendary film.factory in Sarajevo, set up in 2013 by Béla Tarr. His ideal was a school in the form of a living laboratory where makers, young and old, could meet and inspire one another. As part of this double bill, preceded by a talk in which she evokes memories of the film school through photos, film sketches and short films, we are screening Bianca Lucas' Love Dog.

Love Dog is about the personal and collective process of grief, repression of trauma, and their repercussions in our everyday lives. About the breakdown of a mythicised American identity, and the universal ways in which truth, love and reckoning might break generational cycles of violence & emotional pain. It is about mourning, and learning how to live and love – not just function – in the midst of our ghosts.

Locarno Film Festival 2022, Switzerland - World Premiere, Special Mention (First Feature Award Jury)

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still Love Dog (Bianca Lucas, PL/MX/US 2022)
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