European Union Film Festival 2022
- Love in a Bottle
- Paula van der Oest
- EUFF 2022
“Floating on the chemistry between Hoekstra and Floyd, both charismatic enough to hold the attention even in split-screen, Love in a Bottle lightly and recognizably shows the early stages of a relationship, but one that arises entirely via screens.”Joost Broeren-Huitenga, De Filmkrant
In the chaos of a pandemic-disrupted Milan airport, strangers Lucky (Hannah Hoekstra) and Miles (James Krishna Floyd) almost miss each other. But the romantic impulse wins out: Lucky swipes Miles’s luggage tag, and this becomes a lifeline for the both of them during the dark, isolating early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Directed by the prolific Paula van der Oest (Tonio, EUFF 2018), this long-distance relationship unfolds completely within the oasis (or purgatory) of the computer screen. Consider it a You’ve Got Mail for the always-online era. “[Lucky and Miles] are opposite personalities: she is a playful perfume maker and trampoline jumper, he is a somewhat inhibited ICT professional and nature photographer … Love in a Bottle is remarkably intimate; a privilege of the (emergency) chosen form … [It] captures something essential about digital contact, which sometimes makes conversations less veiled and more honest” (Bor Beekman, De Volkskrant). In English.
Video introduction by director Paula van der Oest.
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