It Felt Like Love
Filmfest 2013

During an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely 14-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway Beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story about him and becomes fixated on seeing it realized. When her attempts fail, she propels the lie even further, claiming they’ve had sex. During her sexual quest, Lila turns from predator to prey. The film captures the confusing emotions and developing identity of an adolescent girl that explores what could euphemistically be called love.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Gina Piersanti, Giovanna Salimeni, Ronen Rubinstein, Jesse Cordasco, Case Prime

Credits

Screenplay: Eliza Hittman

Director of Photography: Sean Porter

Film Editor: Scott Cummings, Carlos Marques-Marcet

Producer: Eliza Hittman

Co-Producer: Shrihari Sathe, Laura Wagner

Production Company: Bay Bridge Productions, Infinitum Productions

World Sales: Visit Films

Director: Eliza Hittman