CPH:DOX 2021 – ‘Loves Me, Loves Me Not’ has Three Female Directors and it Shows!

We’re a week into the annual CPH:DOX film festival, and wanted to make sure y’all got to check out ‘Loves Me, Loves Me Not’, with its three female directors! The intimate portraits of love, loss, loneliness and hope are painted with a decidedly female brush, and we love it!

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Hey cinephiles! Last week, we told you about some of the kickass, female-driven films you can check out at the CPH:DOX film festival, happening now. Today, we wanted to let you know there’s an incredible film with three female directors (!), called Loves Me, Loves Me Not – and it’s more than worth your time! It just had its world premiere on April 25th, and is already nominated for Politikens Danish:Dox award. Here’s what you need to know:

An intimate peak into the love lives of 20 young people. Through vulnerable conversations about their personal experiences, they tell a modern, poetic and realistic story of love in 2021.

In a bathtub two women talk sarcastically about finding your one true love. In a kitchen a young man relives his biggest heartbreak. In a bedroom a woman shares that she has never been honest with a partner about being unfaithful. This film is a portrait of a generation, that deviates from the classic Disney tale, and rather dives into all the the joys and difficulties in being partners, being alone, sex, dating, heartbreak and loosing oneself.

Check out the trailer here:

Tickets are available by clicking here

Beyond the gripping, intimate subject matter, we’re hooked on the fact that Loves Me, Loves Me Not is the brainchild of not one, not two, but fully THREE female directors behind the camera: Andrine Moland, Caroline Mathilde Salic and Kathrine Skibsted. Bringing their unqiuely female perspectives and point of view to the storytelling, we witness all the beautiful and the ugly about being lovers, living alone, open relationships, sex, dating and broken hearts – as well as the many facets and dilemmas connected to love. 

Loves Me, Loves Me Not gives the audience a unique and intimate insight into the love lives of a group of young danes. A portrait of a generation’s different approaches to romantic relationships. Through conversations about their personal experiences and reflections, they make up a polyphonic choir, telling a shared story of what love in 2021 really feels like.

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Here are a few thoughts from the directors:

“It all started out, when we found out, that even though we were in each our very different romantic relationships, we were able to relate deeply to each others feelings. We were all insecure and frustrated at times, and we really missed other honest stories to reflect in,Andrine Moland says about the beginning of the cooperation between the three. 

We all thought that there was a need for an honest portrait of love as it is experienced today. The ideal of a relationship is anchored in the idea that a man and a woman are supposed to get married and have kids – but so many people don’t fit into that box, so who are they to see themselves in? We hope our documentary can show that love is so much more, and so different than the story we’ve been told since we were kids,” Kathrine Skibsted continues. 

“The most important thing for us was that it had to be genuine. We are brought up with the tale about love as the thing that should bring us happiness in adulthood, but in time – and especially when we started our work with the documentary – we’ve learned, that in reality it is so much more diverse. Love is much more than happiness, and happiness is much different than love,Caroline Mathilde Salic adds. 

Ready to check out the film? We get it!
Tickets are available by clicking here – Enjoy!


INFO ABOUT THE FILM:

English Title: Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Original Title: Elsker, elsker ikke
Director: Kathrine Skibsted, Caroline Mathilde Salic, Andrine Moland
Country: Denmark
Year: 2021
Runtime: 73 min
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Producer: Rikke Tambo Andersen

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