Sean Porter Cinematographer

It Felt Like Love

Cast: Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein

“Held together with few words and only the loosest of narratives, this insightful first feature from Eliza Hittman unspools mostly in sensual (but never salacious) close-ups and dreamy tracking shots. Using a soft light that makes skin tones sing, Sean Porter photographs the mainly young cast with an easy intimacy that highlights his director’s highly intuitive points. Collaborating seamlessly, the filmmakers remind us of the dangers of teenage desire” – The New York Times

“The quiet, beautiful sadness of the camera harkens to a filmmaker like Lynne Ramsay.” – Indiewire

“Evocatively shot.” – Variety

“It Felt Like Love has a slow-burning momentum that makes it one of the most involving and sensually lush debuts in recent memory, and a striking afterimage for all of Sundance” – Cinema Scope

Official Selection Sundance 2013
Competition – Hivos Tiger Award Rotterdamn 2013
Official Selection Göteborg 2013
Special Jury Prize Sarasota 2013
Official Selection Milan 2013

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