“Few documentaries look at romantic love, yet it is an important part of our real lives and one of cinema’s central themes. This film invites viewers to examine their own romantic pasts and reflect deeply on memory, the difficulties it encounters and everything that inspires it. And reflect, as well, on the way our own romantic history shapes us, and the different kinds of lovers we are, each time. What ends and what remains, when the love is gone.” [Chloé Barreau]
Chloé Barreau was born to a couple that was decidedly unusual for its day; a worker-priest and a nurse, whose marriage was a scandal in France in the 1970s. She told this story in her debut film, La colpa di mio padre, which won kudos at the Biografilm Festival. Armed with a degree in modern literature at the Sorbonne, Barreau wrote and directed short films ((Acqua passata, starring Riccardo Scamarcio), TV specials (Anna M., starring Anna Mouglalis), documentary series (Blue Is The Colour, Raindance Festival), before landing at Fox Channels Italy as creative producer. For fifteen years she has worked with name brands such as National Geographic and History Channel, while making more personal documentaries such as Stardust Memories and the podcast Malafemmina.