Synopsis

Zelos | Nice IFF 2018

Directed by
Claire Harris

Category
Feature Film

Synopsis
zelos: from the Greek – meaning ‘zeal’ and ‘ardour‘, but also ‘jealousy’ and ‘suspicion’

Bernard is the thirty-something he always planned to be. He has a successful career, a meticulously neat beachside apartment and a hairstyle with just the right amount of gel. He adores his girlfriend Sarah who’s about to move in when she returns from overseas.

But Bernard’s pristine existence is turned upside down when Sarah confesses her holiday romance. To salvage the relationship, Sarah insists they equal the playing field: Bernard should sleep with another woman.

A man who would never cheat is asked by the woman he loves to have sex with someone else in order to save the relationship – a compromise that may ultimately destroy them as love becomes corroded by jealousy.

Zelos is a project helmed by women, with a majority female crew including our two prducers, director, writer and cinematographer.

Run time: 86m