The One I Love screened as part of the 2nd Annual Chicago Film Critics Film Festival. Click here for showtimes. The film is scheduled for limited and VOD release on August 15.
If 2013 saw a reimagining of the toxicity of the American Dream (Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring, At Any Price, The Wolf of Wall Street, etc), then 2014 may as well be called the year of the doppelgänger. Films like Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Jenée LaMarque’s The Pretty One, Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy, and Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love all contend concerns of social, physical, familial, and cosmic gravity. The zeitgeist of films serve as a reminder of existential concerns regarding the ebb and flow of identity: are we too bound by physical limitations to change who we are fundamentally? Is it a matter of biology, as in the case of The Pretty One? In Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love, the filmmaker sets his existential inquires uniquely within the confines of a struggling relationship.Read More