Director: Aldo Paternostro | Producer: Sabina Sattar
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Chile
Lover is a drama about a manâ€™s response to the confines of middle class values and the action he takes in order to find some meaning in his life. Richard is an ordinary suburban man going through a midlife crisis; he is out of touch with himself and emotionally adrift. One day Richard decides to leave his wife Rachel for Elisa, the younger Latin woman who he has been having an affair with. He heads for London with the idea of starting a new romantic life with the beautiful Elisa. But his surprise arrival at Elisaâ€™s doorstep elicits an initial reaction from her that is not what Richard is expecting. When Elisaâ€™s little boy runs away from Richard in a London neighborhood, he finds himself facing reality in a very unexpected way.
The film tells an unpretentious story of the disillusionment of ordinary people. The story identifies pivotal moments of failure, those petty mistakes that can lead to spectacular moments of recognition. â€˜Loverâ€™ features a talented cast of British and international actors â€“ Ian Targett (The Spell), Marise Alvarez (Steven Soderberghâ€™s CHE) and Kathryn Worth (Johanna Hoggâ€™s Unrelated). The film also introduces audiences to one of Britainâ€™s most talented child actors â€“ Rhys Duggan.