It Felt Like Love

It Felt Like Love

Directed by Eliza Hittman • 2013 • United States
Starring Gina Piersanti, Jesse Cordasco, Giovanna Salimeni

As her latest film, the 2020 Sundance and Berlin award winner NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, garners critical acclaim, the Criterion Channel revisits the revelatory debut feature from director Eliza Hittman. Set over the course of a languid South Brooklyn summer, this unflinchingly honest, refreshingly unsentimental tale of sexual exploration and awakening centers on Lila (Gina Piersanti, in a remarkable debut), a lonely fourteen-year-old girl who pushes herself into frightening and dangerous new territory in a quest to experience love. With an eye for evocative, richly sensorial images, Hittman offers a bracing, startlingly intimate new take on the coming-of-age drama.

It Felt Like Love
  • It Felt Like Love

    Directed by Eliza Hittman • 2013 • United States
    Starring Gina Piersanti, Jesse Cordasco, Giovanna Salimeni

    As her latest film, the 2020 Sundance and Berlin award winner NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, garners critical acclaim, the Criterion Channel revisits the revelatory debut feature from dire...

Extras

  • Second Cousins Once Removed

    Directed by Eliza Hittman • 2010 • United States
    Starring Ariel Brigmann, Eden Hain, Hal Alpert

    On a road trip, distant cousins Naomi and Jo-Jo are left alone in a motel room. Without permission, the girls venture out into the night in search of soda, playing cards, and mischief.

  • Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight

    Directed by Eliza Hittman • 2011 • United States

    Sonya, a seventeen-year-old Russian immigrant, lives in a claustrophobic Brooklyn apartment with her dad and his ever-growing menagerie of cats. When the landlady threatens to kick them out, Sonya is forced to make an unimaginable decision to prot...

  • Eliza Hittman on IT FELT LIKE LOVE

    This new interview with Eliza Hittman was recorded in 2020.