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Synopsis: Lonely JOE and shy CONNIE are set-up on a double-date. The pair are stuck in awkward silence until they discover that they in fact share the same magical ability to see a few minutes into the future. Shocked to find they aren’t alone in the world, the pair escape the noisy bar to go for a walk.
They bond over the surprising troubles and isolation that come with their special gift. Strolling past a trio of street buskers, the pair have fun inventing a song and dance on the spot, since they already know what the other is going to do and sing next. As they imagine their perfect future together, their musical number builds to a kiss.
Walking on, the pair foretell that their union won’t last. Reluctant to part, they agree to continue their relationship for 2 months, even though they cannot forget what will happen after that.

Genre

Drama

Language

English

Run Time

9 minutes

Starring

David O'Mahony (Joe)
Genesis Lynea (Connie)
Devika Joshi (Madison)
Shaun Cowlishaw (Rich)

Directed by

Natalia Andreadis

Produced by

Jessica Benhamou

Composer

Ellie Seilern

Production Designer

Denise Muzzini

Cinematographer

Adam Etherington

Director's Statement

“How Can I Forget” is a fantastical romance about acceptance – accepting one’s self, accepting adventure and accepting the inevitable.

We were overjoyed when our script for “How Can I Forget” was selected out of hundreds for the Arri ALEXA prize. Arri sponsored all the camera and lighting equipment for the shoot – however – we only had access to it for two days, and I was 7 months pregnant at the time!
Our wonderful cast and crew hit the ground running, and I’m very proud to be able to present the completed film, and also announce the arrival of a gorgeous baby boy.

Director's Bio

A Masters graduate from the Sorbonne in Paris, Natalia first worked in post-production for 6 years. Her directorial short film debut, “Without”, entered festival markets in 2010, winning multiple awards. It was picked up for distribution, screening in over 150 cinemas. In 2011, Natalia was chosen to be a collaborating director on Ridley Scott’s “Life in a Day”, and her short film “A Doll’s Life” won several awards in 2012. She currently directs commercials, while developing her first feature film.

In 2019, Natalia won the Arri ALEXA Challenge with her short script “How Can I Forget”. The film hit the festival circuit in Summer 2020 and has already screened at over a dozen festivals including BAFTA and Oscar-qualifiers.

Production Year

2019

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