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Review: 'It Felt Like Love' A Poetic, Expressive Look At Female Desire

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 19, 2014 6:02 PM
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The debut feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, "It Felt Like Love," is a poetic, expressive exploration of a young girl's sexuality during one hot Brooklyn summer. Lila is lonely and inexperienced, tagging along with her friend Chiara and her boyfriend Patrick as they explore Rockaway beach – and each other. Lila desperately wants to fit in, but she also wants more than that, as she lusts after the older Sammy. The film perfectly captures that budding desire so characteristic of hormonal teenage girls, but so often denied on film, where nubile young women are always the subject of the camera's gaze.

Exclusive: Trailer And Poster For Coming-Of-Age Drama 'It Felt Like Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2014 11:04 AM
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With hundreds of films to choose from at numerous festivals throughout the year, standing out from the pack is no easy feat. But when it comes to "It Felt Like Love," it was a picture that resonated with us and others long after the Sundance Film Festival wrapped in 2013, with our Katie Walsh writing in her review that the film "marks the arrival of a new crop of talent to watch, behind the camera and in front." And with "It Felt Like Love" making its way to theaters soon, you'll see exactly what she was talking about.

Sundance Review: 'It Felt Like Love' Captures The Beauty & Confusion Of Burgeoning Female Desire During A Brooklyn Summer

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 20, 2013 8:29 AM
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The debut feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, "It Felt Like Love," is a poetic, expressive exploration of a young girl's sexuality during one hot Brooklyn summer. Lila is lonely and inexperienced, tagging along with her friend Chiara and her boyfriend Patrick as they explore Rockaway beach – and each other. Lila desperately wants to fit in, but she also wants more than that, as she lusts after the older Sammy. The film perfectly captures that budding desire so characteristic of hormonal teenage girls, but so often denied on film, where nubile young women are always the subject of the camera's gaze.

Exclusive: Poster Premiere For Sundance Coming-Of-Age Drama 'It Felt Like Love'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • January 19, 2013 11:04 AM
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The debut feature from writer/director Eliza Hittman, "It Felt Like Love" premieres tonight at the Sundance Film Festival, and we've got the exclusive first look at the poster in advance of its screening. Following the sexual explorations of a young teenage girl in Brooklyn, "It Felt Like Love" features mostly non-actors in this realistic and lyrical portrayal of the awkward trials and tribulations of burgeoning sexuality. The cast also includes several rappers from the Brooklyn-based Pro Era collective.

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