Sam is a shy, mysterious and inconspicuous teenage girl, who falls in love with Troy, leader of an ultra-violent teenage gang, who does not feel physical pain, nor knows what love is. Together, against everyone and everything, they will face a series of obstacles trying to separate them, meanwhile figuring out what love and pain are. Debuting at Curtas, French filmmaker Elsa Rysto presents a love story mediated by ultra-violence, in a modern variation on the classic story of Bonnie and Clyde – or of the more contemporary Mickey and Mallory from “Natural Born Killers”. LOVE HURTS is a simple yet sensitive narrative about the so-called growing pains.
Elsa Rysto, born in 1985 in Mâcon, studied cinema in the South of France for 5 years. Today she is an assistant director on feature films and TV series, and spends her free time writing and directing her own short films. JO EST MORT, winner of the SIRAR 2012 screenplay competition at the Aubagne International Film Festival, is the first. LOVE HURTS is the second.