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17 Ratings

Love True


Directed by Alma Har'el
United States, 2016


Pushes the documentary genre further into new realms as it looks into the opposing realities of the ‘True Love’ fantasy.

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Love True Directed by Alma Har'el
Its insights are soul-piercing, as it plumbs that dark area of casual, thoughtless cruelty inflicted by failed promises and expectations. But there’s uplift too – as we’re told: "The best people in the world come from broken homes and broken hearts.
March 29, 2017
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Three unrelated, complex tales of love and loss rendered in Alma Har’el’s inimitable, musical style. Har’el’s cinema is free and full of poignancy. She conceives of shots and manufactures moments, but her camera has the irrepressible inquisitiveness of a nonfiction adventurer and her images are unmistakably human.
January 13, 2017
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To what degree these narratives highlight universalities or distinct, disparate facets of love is in the eye of the beholder; either way, Har’el saturated sensory technique is a seduction in itself.
April 18, 2016
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