*Online Premiere* An encounter between Him and Her, two almost thirty-somethings in Paris, who meet at a party and hit it off. A naturalistic romantic comedy filmed entirely in point-of-view shots, “P.O.V,” by director Jeronimo Acero, is clever and well-executed. Though both of them are sick of drinking, and tired of the pressure to find a partner, they decide to attend a mutual friend’s apartment party, and end up striking up a conversation. From the start, they share a sense of humor, and an ability to keep mundane banter interesting, and when they decide to meet up the next night, just the two of them, the relationship continues to grow. Florence Fauquet and Loïc Renard play the leads — two wonderfully down-to-earth actors with endearing personalities and believable chemistry. Acero’s film nicely captures their initial romantic spark, never overselling its moments, but allowing them to accumulate naturally. [Watch on YouTube]. (15 minutes). Directed by Jeronimo Acero. Starring Florence Fauquet and Loïc Renard. Director of Photography: Yohan Aziza. Featuring Alix Blumberg Dit Fleurmont, Lisa Olaciregui, Thomas Appolaire, Caroline Stefanucci. Assistant Director: Sara Olaciregui. Script Supervisor: Mathilde Biard.
For more on the film, read our interview with Jeronimo Acero about the challenges of the film’s visual technique and capturing intimacy between his two leads. [Members Only]