The Blunder of Love

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The Blunder of Love

The Blunder of Love
Rocco Di Mento
Competition for the Audience Award 2020
Documentary Film
Germany
2020
84 minutes
English,
Italian
Subtitles: 
German

A young man meets a young woman and both fall for each other. A house is built, children are born, the fairy tale story of boundless love takes its course. A grandson sets out to explore the myth of his grandparents’ romance and tries to honour his deceased grandfather on film, assisted by all the surviving relatives. Not an easy undertaking when things may not have been exactly as the family tradition would have it …

In his search Rocco Di Mento unearths old 8mm home movies, an unpublished novel, various love letters and a whole host of long-suppressed feelings. It’s hardly surprising that this mixture begins to develop a dynamic of its own. Suddenly the issue is no longer only the search for the love of one’s life but also the questions of what holds people together above and beyond their relationship status and degree of kinship and how forgiveness is possible even though you have long since lost faith in it. An ingeniously constructed family constellation full of Italian temperament, in which tension, emotion and truthfulness are inextricably linked. Because: “Even if you leave you will always be part of your family.”
Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Family Ties
Liebe/ ohne Liebe
Small Worlds, Big People

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Director
Rocco Di Mento
Cinematographer
Sabine Panossian
Editor
Antonella Sarubbi, Valentina Cicogna, Rocco Di Mento
Producer
Valeria Venturelli
Sound
Jerome Huber
Score
Franziska May
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