PEROPHERIC LOVE

Switzerland / 2024 / 95 min / Italian with English subtitles / Drama

Maria is pregnant. Her husband Giorgio is sterile. Unable to communicate, they drift away from each other attracted by unlikely romances.

Director & Writer: Luc Walpoth / Producers: Sereina Gabathuler, Gianfilipppo Pedote / Cinematography: Sara Purgatorio / Editor: Jean Reusser / Composer: Fabio Friedli / Cast: Iazua Larios, Fabio Troiano, Christina Andrea Rosamilla, Alessio Lapice, Ursina Lardi, Bruno Todeschini /

DIRECTOR: Luc Walpoth is a Swiss filmmaker who works in both Europe and America.

His body of work, narrative films, documentaries, and commercials have been nominated and awarded at major festivals like Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs, Locarno, Fantasia, Sitges and many more. Over the years, Luc has developed projects supported by renowned institutions like Tribeca Institute, California Art Council, UCLA TFT school, Torino FilmLab, NisiMasa, Swissfilms and has enjoyed broadcasts all around the world.

In 2024, Luc just wrapped on DEGENERATE, a thriller set in the gambling world starring Emile Hirsch, Jackie Earl Haley, Rory Culkin and India Eisley

His first feature film, BABY MONEY, is a thriller starring Danny Garcia (Fear of the Walking Dead, Prison Break), Michael Drayer (Mr. Robot, Sneaky Pete) and Taja V. Simpson (The Oval, Boo2). BABY MONEY premiered in 2021 at Fantasia and was distributed worldwide by Blue Fox Entertainment.

Luc launched his career by directing the short film REPLIKA, a science-fiction drama set in the world of artificial intelligence. REPLIKA went on to win numerous awards.The feature version is currently in development.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT:  I lived in Turin for 5 years, and that’s where this story came to me. I lived with my partner, who is now my wife, and the late shifts her job required made our relationship both passionate and complicated. Turin is a fascinating city full of contradictions. It is a royal city that was the capital of Italy, and of the House of Savoy. But it also has an industrial side that is very present. Then the Christian side – there are more than 100 churches in Turin and the shroud of Christ is on display there. It is a city of the Alps where people at first glance seem to be quite closed, but where there is also a massive influx of immigrants. And it was all these contradictions of this cold, but warm, spiritual and industrial city that fascinated me and I just had to shoot my first film there…, where I also fell in love

Contact: luc@turbulencefilms.ch

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CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S): Luc Walpoth
SCREENWRITER(S): Luc Walpoth
PRODUCER(S): Sereina Gabathuler, Gianfilipppo Pedote
CAST: Iazua Larios, Fabio Troiano, Christina Andrea Rosamilla, Alessio Lapice, Ursina Lardi, Bruno Todeschini

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