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Love: Part I

by Madelaine Turner

Love: Part I is the first film in a series collaboration between owner Natalia Rogers and writer/director Madelaine Turner. The film explores alternative experiences of love as opposed to the way it is typically portrayed on Valentine’s Day.​ Love is often a difficult topic to talk about because it has infinite meanings attached to it. 

In this series, the simple subject of a cardamom cake is juxtaposed with the boundless theme of love, opening that door and inviting the audience to consider the many chapters in love’s playbook. View the film below, as well as a personal note from the budding and brilliant Madelaine Turner.

A Note from Madelaine Turner

As Natalia and I began crafting the mood and meaning behind Love: Part I, we intentionally left space for the story to begin telling itself. I wanted the narrative to feel lived-in and thoughtful and as I was piecing together the footage, I felt a tranquil absence coming from our invisible protagonist. 

When you think about "love", it's less often the painful or grief-stricken aspects. Love is still love even when it's messy. Love is still very much real, even when that person is no longer in your life. And I think that's a really beautiful thing.

Credits
Written & Directed by Madelaine Turner
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In contrast to Part I, Love: Part II explores the playful and innocent side of love.