LOVELY LOUISE // DIRECTOR: BETTINA OBERLI // CAST: STEFAN KURT / ANNEMARIE DÜRRINGER // STANLEY TOWNSEND // NINA PROLL // PRODUCTION: HUGO FILM / WÜSTE FILM // YEAR: 2013
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Norwegian comedies like Elling and Kitchen Stories tickled critics with their wry, whimsical humor. Lovely Louise, a favorite at this year’s Palm Springs Film Festival, is distinguished by the same offbeat sense of humor, though this movie happens to be Swiss. It’s a delicious character study of a sheltered, smothered man who finally finds the spirit to break free of his domineering mother.
We gave the movie a classic look, with some extend of stylisation, and we tried to enhance the sense of isolation of the characters by the way the images were compiosed and by limiting noticeable camera movement to a few significant shots.