Today is a wonderful day! Dunja Vujovic has shared her short film Love Revisited on Vimeo in full length and with English subtitles! I very much enjoyed it and since I don’t want to spoil anything I’m going to post the video here so you can watch and enjoy.
Writer and director Dunja Vujovic posted a photo on Instagram of a photo from her script Love Revisited. I copied down the text and translated it into English. I couldn’t make out her notes and edits so it’s possible the script changed during filming. I’m hoping to see the film at some point but for now, here is an excerpt available in Swedish and English.
(2016) Love Revisited (Excerpt) – English
(2016) Love Revisited (Excerpt) – Svenska
Not much Alexandra related news because she’s too busy traveling her pretty little self from Stockholm to Germany to the US to… where is she now? You can follow her adventures on her Instagram page which is a real treat!
Dunja Vujovik’s Love Revisited which features Adam Lundgren and Alexandra Dahlström is set to premiere at the Gothenburg International Film Festival which is in progress as I type this! It started January 29th and will run through February 8th.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the film courtesy of their website.
- Year: 2016
- Language: Swedish
- Subtitles: English
- WORLD PREMIERE
Jennifer wakes up with a proper headache and unsure of what actually happened last night. She finds unpleasant clues in her home and her anxiety rises. When the doorbell rings, she suspects the worst but is pleasantly surprised that she has forgotten her Tinder date.
Quite a happy accident that I came across a new short film that Alexandra Dahlström has a role in with actor Adam Lundgren. It stared when I found a photo on Instagram via Twitter. I did a little digging and uncovered a seemingly secret project called Love Revisited which is being directed by Dunja Vujovik.
Of course the synopsis was in Swedish so I did a bit of translating. Some things are lost in translation I suspect but I think I got the gist of it.
Love Revisited is a genre reflection of romantic comedies and their dramatic structure. Based on the classic rom-com conditions and characters Love Revisited examines what the consequences are when a “no” is a “no” and you are expected to fight to the end to get the one you love.
In the first meeting between the driven Jennifer and the life-affirming Dennis the image of romance that we are fed with the Americanized movies is questioned. The hardworking man in this movie gets uncomfortably intrusive and rather than the cautious woman finally falling for his charms,, she falls instead the victim of his inability to respect her “no”. With inspiration from Groundhog Day, 50 First Dates and Love Actually – Love Revisited is this generalized excessive rom-com about gender roles, power and the right to say no.
Our vision of Love Revisited is catching rom-com uniqueness in history as the last moment shows it was a thriller. The idea is that we will have to re-evaluate what we have seen in the movie and question the man’s reluctance to “let go” of the woman and the image of her when the woman shows unwillingness to believe she actually yes.
The film is scheduled to be completed by the end of November 2015 so hopefully we’ll get a chance to see it online sometime!