Making Love | Want What You Can’t Have

A playwright with a dark past risks his life in returning to his home city to find out if a woman with whom he once had a passionate and illicit affair ever truly loved him, only to learn that it was only ever the unknowing and distance that kept their desire alive.

Based on an original script I wrote many years ago, this noir featurette offers a cinematic exploration of some central themes in my work. It also comes with a 40 minute commentary in which I explore the philosophical and (pyro)theological architecture of the movie.

The film is currently unavailable as we are entering it into a select handful of festivals.

The movie is available with French, Spanish and Dutch subtitles.

Starring David Dastmalchian, Frédérique Bel, Nigel O'Neill, Dominic de Coster and Chris Kelly.

Directed by Helen Rollins

Written by Helen Rollins and Peter Rollins

Based on an original play by Peter Rollins

Produced by Johnny Rollins and Peter Rollins

Executive produced by Hugh Schulze and Rob Morel

Co-produced by John Lyons, Laurie Struck, Brenton Reading and Jill Olson

Cinematography by Ryan Kernaghan

Edited by Caleb Swyers

Score by Adrian Romero

Supported by NI Screen

Kickstarter Staff Pick.

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