Couple Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Jerome Yoo Encapsulates the Chaotic Abandon of Self-Centred Youth in Fantastical Short ‘River Boy Blues’

Jerome Yoo talks about adopting handheld camera work to express the freedom and abandon of his teenage protagonists on a mission to relocate a significant pet.

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A Relationship Revelation Leads to a Spiral of Insecurity in Sam Baron’s Tragicomedy ‘Tall Dark and Handsome’

We chat to Sam Baron about his love of subversion in comedy and digging into the paranoid fragility of the male ego in the conclusion of his Amit Shah trilogy.

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Live Action

Yasmin Afifi’s BAFTA Winner ‘Jellyfish & Lobster’ Extols the Joys of Living Without Conforming to Expectations

Writer/Director Yasmin Afifi tells DN why magical realism was the perfect genre in which to tell her dark comedic story about finding joy at the end of life.

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Live Action

A Stagnant Relationship Reaches a Theatrical Crescendo in Nick Rutter’s Dark Comedy Musical ‘Skewered’

Nick Rutter & Ben Richardson explain how they established the dark, witty tone of their farcical short about opposing sexual appetites and dietary ethics.

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Two Thirty-Somethings Find Themselves in a Purgatorial State in Tom Gentle’s Existential Relationship Short ‘Close’

Tom Gentle deconstructs the thematic significance of the purgatorial communal stairwell setting of his existential short about a relationship crossroads.

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Pola Rader Creates a Beguiling Romantic Hybrid Exploring the Shifting Phases of Love in ‘And Died Together One Day’

Polar Rader shares her careful colour correction process and high-definition lenses used to depict the journey of love amongst bitterly cold wintry climes.

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Live Action, Premiere

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Dramatic Debut ‘Mirage’ Is a Heady Examination of the Role of Memory in Relationships

Director Elizabeth Acevedo details how her actors became the keepers of their characters in her intoxicating examination of memory's role within love.

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A Seemingly Adorable Term of Endearment Reveals the Cracks and Toxicity of a Relationship in Dan Boaden’s ‘Pet Name’

Dan Boaden details how he created a dreamlike and timeless look for his awkward comedy delving into the toxicity of a young couple's relationship.

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Live Action

Gareth Malone’s Drama Short ‘Fly-Tipping’ Poignantly Presents the Turmoil of Losing an Unborn Child

Gareth Malone discusses the process of realistic and honest character development which lies at the heart of his short dealing with loss and grief.

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Music

How Sinéad Mcdevitt Crafted a Luminous Celebration of Authentic Lesbian Love in Dance Music Video ‘The Ocean’

Sinéad McDevitt reveals how she combined music, film, dance and VFX into a luminous celebration of authentic same-sex relationships in 'The Ocean'.

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Live Action

Shervin Kermani’s ‘Eros’ Celebrates the Enduring Power of Love in One Spot Over a Thousand Years

Shervin Kermani takes DN behind the scenes of 'Eros', his ambitious exploration of moments between lovers which unfold in one spot over a thousand years.

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Animation

A Young Couple’s Romantic Weekend Is Interrupted by a Birth Control Mishap in Emily Ann Hoffman’s ‘Nevada’

Emily Ann Hoffman discusses using stop-motion to create an animated film about birth control free from the judgemental myths which often surround the topic

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