02 Nov «Let’s Go Below The Rainbow» by Julian Karikalan
After the success of “Love and Love Only,” Indian-born Australian filmmaker Julian Karikalan returns to the screen with the story of a love that defies cultural barriers and everyday obstacles and offers his audience questions and food for thought about relationships and civil rights in the contemporary landscape.
«Let’s Go Below The Rainbow» is the story of two young women who fall in love, but must contend with a bigoted community, and religious values used as tools of oppression.
Meaghan, disowned by her parents for being homosexual, pretends that conversion therapy has been successful until she meets Louise. The two fall hopelessly in love, but their story will have to clash against the hostility of the world around them.
The cinematography and use of color in this one-person crew feature film render a joyful, almost dreamlike atmosphere to counterbalance the diegesis of the plot, which allows the viewer to immerse himself perfectly in the rarefied and ephemeral world of the two young lovers. No morbid lingering but the naturalness, visual and narrative, of the point of view of the protagonist, who never stops hoping despite her pain.
A fresh and intense fairy tale that fights moralism but does not seek a happy ending at all costs, casting a light full of courage on what for many young people around the world is still a reality in which they are prevented from growing freely and living love in their own way.