Love Twice


Film Info
Section:US Cinema
Running Time:115 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Rob Nilsson
Producer:Rob Nilsson
Screenwriter:Rob Nilsson
Cinematographer:Christopher Damm
Ryan Leaneagh
Galina Pasternak
Editor:Daniel Kremer
Cast:Deniz Demirer
Jeff Kao
T. Moon
Carl Lumbly
John Cale
Brette McCabe
Print Source:Citizen Cinema
Note Writer:Karen Davis


"What do you do when the spark touches down—brief and hot?” So begins award-winning director Rob Nilsson’s (Permission to Touch, MVFF 2015; A Bridge to a Border, MVFF 2014) provocative meditation on the Möbius relationship of fiction to reality, and the notion of creative control. In Love Twice, Luz and Ken are star-crossed lovers in screenwriter Sal’s script, until their desire takes shape, inscribing itself into a movie of their own design.  Risking his sanity to save the screenplay, Sal struggles to regain control of his characters and satisfy the demands of his producer Lester (legendary Velvet Underground founder John Cale), driving a wedge between the lovers with a desperate attempt to seduce Luz. Veteran actor Carl Lumbly appears as Rodrigo, another controlling interest in Sal’s film, who imposes his own designs on the production. In Love Twice, the pulls of competing desire may be difficult to bear, but impossible to give up.

Guests in attendance: Rob Nilsson (director, writer), John Cale (actor), Carl Lumbly (actor)

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Additional Information

Director/Writer Rob Nilsson has made over 30 feature films and has won numerous international awards including the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the Grand Prize at Sundance, and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Marlon Riggs Award. Lifetime Achievement citations and retrospectives include the International Film Festivals in Moscow, Yerevan, Armenia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Fargo, Seoul, Korea, Hong Kong, Kansas City, and Varna, Bulgaria, etc. In 2016, a Nilsson chapter, The Way of Seeming, was published in the Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics which, along with his book Wild Surmise, a Dissident View (Authorhouse, 2013), and his articles in Res Magazine are part of his ongoing commentary on cinema.