Bloom Up – A Swinger Couple Story

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Italy
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Nightvision
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Gender & Sexuality
Love & Relationships
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Mauro Russo Rouge
Executive Producer(s):Annunziato Gentiluomo
Cast:Elisabetta Barbero
Hermes Osnato
Editor(s):Davis Alfano
Writer(s):Mauro Russo Rouge
Cinematography:Mauro Russo Rouge
Sound:Paolo Armao


Hermes and Betta are a middle-aged Italian couple who run the neighbourhood pet store by day, but by night arrange extravagant sexual encounters with multiple partners. As swingers, this loving and deeply entwined couple allows one another to freely explore their desires and sexual cravings with trust and respect. With uncanny beauty in the camerawork, the director and cinematographer Mauro Russo Rouge's lens leaves nothing to the imagination. Up close and personal, we plunge into the back rooms of clubs, the intimacy of homes and the wide-open spaces of the night skies, bearing witness to the couple's carnal pursuits. But even the deepest relationships and strongest connections are at times tested. Will their hunger for the taste of others ultimately drive a wedge between them? Heather Haynes

Co-presented with Italian Trade Commission and Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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