First Girl I Loved

  • January 27, 2017 / 19:00

Director: Kerem Sanga
Cast: Brianna Hildebrand, Pamela Adlon, Dylan Gelula, Mateo Arias
USA, 2016, 91’, BluRay, color

Anne is a 17-year-old headstrong, cool nerd who lives with her single mom. While covering a softball game for the high school yearbook committee, she becomes infatuated with Sasha, the pretty star of the team. The two girls charmingly hit it off and quickly become close. But when Anne excitedly shares her newfound attraction to Sasha with her best friend, Cliff, he reveals his feelings for Anne and lashes out at her in unanticipated ways.

Writer/director Kerem Sanga tells a coming-of-age story freshly and unexpectedly with a fugue-like narrative structure. Through flashback and each character’s point of view, a multifaceted drama unfolds to reveal the complete love triangle between Anne, Cliff, and Sasha. Told with authenticity, humor, and creative use of social media, “First Girl I Loved” is a delightful, contemporary perspective on the first jitters of new romance and the age-old heartbreak of love.

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