'Conversations of Love Lost' a three-part short film series written and directed by Sheila Johansson, produced in partnership with Vogue Scandinavia, is out now.
Intimate and devastating, the series sensitively captures the universal experience of love 'that doesn’t last forever'. Read more in Sheila's director's notes on the films below:
Isn’t it strange, how people can change, from strangers to friends, friends into lovers and strangers again? These words, from the artist Celeste, in her song ”Strange”, really resonated with me. How we meet people throughout life that once were strangers—who then become the biggest part of your life—and then once again become strangers, because love somehow lost its way. That ”one” person you’ll never see, call or kiss again. It’s not only strange — it is heartbreaking.
I sometimes feel that being in love is as much pain as pleasure. That lost love shapes us as much as the love we gain. It’s through pain that we learn how important the people we love were and are. It’s through love that we dare to be vulnerable, to emotionally expose ourselves, because love is high-risk, and high-reward.
The majority of us have these moments in life when we risk everything for love — and lose. That’s part of life and what these films are about. That crushing feeling when everything you built up together is lost, from one minute to the next. Those last words you say before you go separate ways. These ”Conversations of love lost” are three short films about love that didn’t last forever.