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It Felt Like Love
It Felt Like Love
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IT FELT LIKE LOVE

Directed by Eliza Hittman
United States, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Lila is spending a slow-moving Brooklyn summer playing third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend Patrick. Eager for her own sexual awakening, a fearless Lila decides to pursue the older, thuggish Sammy, rumored to sleep with anyone.

Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Lila is spending a slow-moving Brooklyn summer playing third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend Patrick. Eager for her own sexual awakening, a fearless Lila decides to pursue the older, thuggish Sammy, rumored to sleep with anyone.

Our take

Charting an American teen’s fascination with a perhaps premature sexual awakening, Eliza Hittman’s observational debut feature is anchored by a steadily heartbreaking turn from Gina Piersanti. The film’s transfixing, elliptical visual style seems to spill directly from its lead’s consciousness.