Amor shows a number of moments of a day in the lives of a group of teenage girls on the outskirts of a big city in the Netherlands through a fragmented narrative. In a contemplative style, the short film outlines the lack of love in their daily lives, in its broadest sense. Not only does the film focus on the cold relations between the group and their environment, it also explores the relationships within the group itself.
Isabel Lamberti, Lenina Ungari
Director of Photography
Marc Bary, Steven Rubinstein Malamud
Dyomarah Alvares, Heavenly Dap, Amber Koning, Richelle Plantinga
Isabel Lamberti was born in Germany, but grew up in Spain and later on in the Netherlands. She studied Film at the University of Amsterdam and at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, before attending the Netherlands Film Academy. In her social-realistic films, Isabel concentrates less on the narrative story and more on painting of landscapes to help symbolize the (inner) world of her characters. She works in between documentary and fiction and has a preference for working with non-actors and a small crew.
Will Fly Higher, Isabel’s graduation film, was critically acclaimed at several prestigious film festivals all over the world and won the Torino Award at the International Film Students Meeting of the San Sebastian IFF 2015. Isabel’s short film Amor is completed and premiers at Netherlands Film Festival, she was nominated for a Golden Calf and got an honorable mention by the debut competition.