Written and directed by Gaspar Noé, also known for Irreversible (2002) & Enter the void (2009), Love is a drama-romance, taking place in France. The movie was premiered in 2015 in Cannes Film Festival and actually won the Best 3D Movie Award. The movie shows us the relationship between Karl Glusman character’s, Murphy, and his girlfriend, Electra, played by Aomi Muyock.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
Murphy, an american student film-maker living in Paris, enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra, an art student. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed. What comes next is messy and complicated.
Love. I wasn’t expecting that when i first heard about this movie. Someone actually recommended it to me a while ago. When i watched the trailer then, i remained puzzled and forgot about it until today. I thought i would give it a try and it didn’t disappoint me. It intrigued me on some levels. The director of the movie always stated that this film would be a love story seen from a sexual point of view. And it really was.
Love is strange. How can something so wonderful bring such great pain ? – Murphy
Besides its sexual point of view, Love has some interesting things to offer, making the movie worth seeing. Many references were made throughout the whole movie. I particularly liked the ones refering to Murphy’s law or Electra’s complex. For those who doesn’t know, Murphy’s law suggests that if anything can go wrong, it will, while Electra’s complex is a psychological concept, proposed by Carl Jung, which defines a girl’s psychosexual desire to possess her father.
We could believe that the movie was going nowhere. I thought it was at first but i kept watching for the plot hiding behind the sexual dimension of the movie. We could see a side of love we’re not used to see. Two people sharing intimacy, surrounded by the chaos in their minds and lives. Immaturity and lack of real communication. Love and Pain. It was beautifully unexpected. Honest and daring.
The cast is composed with faces i didn’t know about, including Klara Kristin, the couple’s neighbor, but is interesting. The soundtrack added something profound to the dimension of the movie. I’d recommend it to you if you’re into that kind of movie. Be curious, my friend.
[PS: It was the weirdest experience of my week so far, watching Love while being high from my meds left me emotionally confused. I don’t regret it one bit.]