Love the One You Love
2014 / / Fiction Feature / 1h45 mins
Director: Jenna Cato Bass
Producer: South Africa
Phone sex operator Terri is comfortable with voicing the most intimate of thoughts over the phone with strangers. However, words don’t come so easily when it comes to communicating her feelings towards Sandile, her attentive and caring boyfriend who spends his time looking after animals when he is not pressing her to give up her non-committal attitude towards him. Unbeknownst to them, in another corner of Cape Town, a computer technician struggles to let go of a lost love, rubbing self-indulgent salt in his own wounds by insisting on spending time with his ex’s younger brother. As fate would have it, their parallel paths intersect and they begin to suspect that their love is a peculiar conspiracy - setting in motion an intimate, funny and bittersweet exploration of some of the more sacred ideals of young life in contemporary South Africa.