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Love Me Tender

Klaudia Reynicke’s second feature is a portrait of a rebellious young woman who must push her limits to gain freedom and independence.

Dir Klaudia Reynicke
With Barbara Giordano, Antonio Bannò, Gilles Privat
Switzerland
2019
83min
Sales Summerside International
With English subtitles

Seconda suffers from agoraphobia and is unable to leave her family home, where she's constantly surrounded by painful memories. Tired of battling suicidal tendencies, she resolves to take control of her life. That means leaving her house dressed in her ‘armour’ – a blue onesie. This new world brings Seconda fresh challenges as she navigates her way through various encounters with a range of characters on her journey. She seeks to overcome these new surroundings by abandoning social norms and discovering her own way of coping with past trauma in a surprising and often amusing fashion. Barbara Giordano gives a fearless physical performance as the unapologetic anti-heroine, embarking on a joyous exploration of one woman’s desire to free herself on her own terms.

Isabel Moir

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