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Directed by Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker • 2017 • United States
Starring Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Michael Melamedoff
Filmed over five years, FLAMES follow real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of a new love to the heartbreak of the bitter end. High on their intense connection, the two artists document their relationship’s every beat, from their adventurous sex life, to their performance art collaborations, to a spur-of-the-moment getaway to the Maldives. But when the romantic vacation doesn’t go as planned, the pair are left to decide what to do with their film-in-progress. As they continue shooting, reconstructing what happened and where it all went wrong, the lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore.