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For Lovers Only
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How We Made Love: The Making of For Lovers Only

About Program

IFHTV in honored to present the multi-award winning indie film gem For Lovers Only directed by The Polish Brothers (The Astronaut Farmer, Norfork)

Starring Stana Katic (ABC's Castle) and Mark Polish.

For Lovers Only is a story of a MAN and a WOMAN in love. After seeing each other for the first time in years while on separate work assignments in Paris, the LOVERS flee together and travel by train, car, and motorcycle, as their love affair takes them across France-from Normandy to St. Tropez. 

Throughout their trip, both characters experience long periods of carefree bliss and unrepentant joy punctuated by brief moments of guilt and confusion. The final outcome of the affair is left open to interpretation.
This picture is a study and meditation on two LOVERS. A picture that practices restraint and embraces limitation-that allows the viewer to hold no judgment on the LOVERS behavior, but to accept these two and their passion for one another as something beautiful and rare. 

Snippets of information begin to reveal who these two are, but it's not enough to judge them. It's the viewer's participation that creates the intrigue as the screenplay delicately weaves vital information about the LOVERS into the narrative thread. 

Shot in two weeks on a whirlwind tour through the most romantic Old World cities of Europe For Lovers Only is inspired by Claude Lelouche's A MAN AND A WOMAN encapsulates the spirit of the French New Wave. This approach allowed the Polish Brothers to get to the heart of storytelling. It's bare, simple and complicated at times, where every word counts-every moment meaningful-not a breath wasted.

The film, which was shot over a period of 12 days from a script that was more than a decade old, was promoted without an advertising budget via Twitter and Facebook. The film was shot using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, which is a digital still photography camera, with video capability. 

Because of its traditional still photography appearance, they were able to film without attracting attention in public places. They did not use any artificial lighting in any scenes, except for a nightclub scene, where Michael's iPhone provided the lighting.