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Adele



United Kingdom England, 2011, HDV - Color - 28 mins

DIRECTED BY:
Gregory Fishwick

SCREENPLAY:
Gregory Fishwick

PRODUCER:
Gregory Fishwick

STORY DESCRIPTION:

"Adele" is a short film that explores the notion of gender, sexuality and male/female relations. It is a sophisticated romantic comedy/drama, adapted from an 18th century French short story and relocated to contemporary London.The story revolves around Adele, a beautiful and independent lesbian and Daniel, a man who has fallen in love with her from afar. Adele regularly disguises herself as a man in order to seduce young women and, so, determined to woo her, Daniel convincingly disguises himself as a woman and follows Adele, on one of her regular prowls around night-time Soho. Posing as a homosexual man, the two meet after a confused romantic encounter and what follows is a comedic, philosophical and thought-provoking conversation about love, sexuality and the roles of men and women in the modern world. It soon becomes apparent that Daniel's romantic longings may be reciprocated and his ruse might indeed pay off.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

I trained as an actor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles before moving on to film-making. My background as an actor informs the films I make; dialogue and character driven pieces about human relations. I am particularly inspired by French and Italian cinema.

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