Movie: A Love Affair of Sorts
Release Date: June 24, 2011 (NY; LA release: July 2011)
Director: David Guy Levy
Screenwriter: David Guy Levy
Starring: David Guy Levy, Lili Bordán, Jonathan Beckerman, Iván Kamarás
Summary: Blurring the edges between reality and fiction, and in an era where we all live in public to a certain extent, “A Love Affair of Sorts” is a modern twist on a love affair in the digital age.
The first feature film to be shot entirely on a flip camera, its narrative follows two lonely strangers in modern day Los Angeles, during the holiday season. The film begins with David (Director David Guy Levy), a painter, and Enci (Lili Bordán), a Hungarian nanny, who meet in a bookstore when he catches her shoplifting on his ever-present flip camera. As they start a tentative relationship, he captures it all on his digital camera, though nothing about the situation is as straightforward as it seems.
Things are complicated further with the addition of Enci’s boyfriend, Boris (Iván Kamarás), and David’s brutally honest friend, Jonathan (Jonathan Beckerman as himself, and unaware until the end of the shoot that the film he was in was fictional).
Chronicling the couple’s desire to be constantly filmed, and their need to really connect in the lonely landscape of Los Angeles at Christmastime, “A Love Affair of Sorts” takes a wry look at the way technology brings us together while also keeping us at a distance, and how it may have changed what it is to love and be loved.