Love me tender

Klaudia Reynicke

Switzerland201983 MinItalian

Subtitles: FR, DE, NL, EN, ES, HU, PL, PT, RO

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When her mother dies and her father abandons her, a young woman with agoraphobia tries to conquer her fears by venturing outside. The director captures the protagonist’s varying physical states in a portrait of a modern anti-heroine, magnificently played by Barbara Giordano, and a hymn to femininity, rebellion and nonconformism.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Love me tender

Suffering from agoraphobia Seconda is unable to leave her house. When she finally succeeds, new challenges push her limits even further. Meet Seconda, a true super heroine!

  • Locarno FF 2019 - Official Selection
  • Toronto IFF 2019 - Official Selection
  • Starring:  Barbara Giordano , Antonio Bannò , Gilles Privat , Maurizio Tabani , Anna Galante , Federica Vermiglio
  • Production:  Amka Films Productions, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
  • International Sales:  Summerside International

With audacity and a reinvigorating dose of humour, Klaudia Reynicke’s film paints the portrait of an anti-heroine wrestling with her fears.

- Cineuropa -

Klaudia Reynicke

Klaudia Reynicke is a SwissPeruvian scriptwriter and director. Before devoting herself to film, she studied visual arts and sociology. Her encounter with Swiss director Jacqueline Veuve confirmed her desire to become a director herself. In 2010, she graduated with a Master’s degree from the École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) and the Haute École d'Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva.

LOVE ME TENDER tells the story of a woman who lives on the fringes of the world and who suddenly finds herself catapulted out of her comfort zone, having to confront the outside world, instigating new challenges. Her story is that of a life journey, an existential quest, a passage that other people may make at one time or another in their lives.