Sweet Heart

Isabel lives with an older lover and his eight-year-old daughter Lola, to whom she is closer in age and possibly more attached. Amidst an impending breakup, Isabel is grappling with the responsibility of explaining how love ends.

Director’s Vision

I wrote Sweet Heart in the heartache of an abrupt and stormy breakup. It started out as a letter to the daughter of the man that had left me. I had been living with the two of them and I was closer in age to his eight-year-old daughter than to him. Despite my own youth, I was trusted, perhaps expected, to take a maternal role in her life. I found myself a surrogate mother to my best friend. I was never given an opportunity to say goodbye to her and my heart was broken twice over, the loss of her possibly as punishing than the loss of the romantic relationship.

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