"-Why can't you just change? -I'm not unique, I'm a human being." (From the film)
Different dimensions of true love that challenges human nature
In her second feature film, Har'el uses three real-life relationships from different parts of the United States to demistify the fantasy of true love, and show the destruction that can lead to the rebirth of love. Joel and Blake from Alaska show the possibilities of true love, despite Joel's physical limitations and Blake's career as a stripper. Hawaiian Coconut Willie gets to know another aspect of love when he learns that he is not the biological father of his son. The third story takes us to the Boyd family in New York: a father and mother unexpectedly separate, and the idea of love surfaces in Victoria Boyd's meditations on faith.
2016 TRIBECA, HOTDOCS, KARLOVY VARY, MELBOURNE
Israeli-American music-video and film director Alma Har'el was born in Tel Aviv. She is best known for her documentary Bombay Beach (2011), which took the top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2011. Filmmaker Magazine called her music video for Sigur Rós's Fjögur Piano (2012) "provocative and dramatically compelling," and made her one of their 25 new faces of cinema.