|THE WAY YOU LOVE|
|Cast: ||Karine Plantadit, Adeline Michele|
|Crew: ||Producers: lydia darly, jordan Bayne - Screenwriters: lydia darly
The Way You Love is a short film about unconditional love and forgiveness of the past in order to be free. It takes tremendous courage to love and forgive another. But doing so could lead to redemption and ultimate freedom. Sarah needs to forgive her mother, father and godmother in order to find the courage to live her life freely. Marie needs to let go of her past and forgive herself in order to risk to love again.
Lydia Darly, was born and raised in the suburbs of Paris (France) called '' banlieues''. She is originally from Guadeloupe. She was first discovered as an actress at Age 17 when she was invited to audition for Mathieu Kassovitz film Cafe au Lait thus began her journey and passion for theater and films. She was part of several experimental and avant-garde theater companies in Paris as a teenager, before her journey as aspiring actress and model took her to Rome, where she continued her passion for acting. She was featured in The Exorcist the beginning and acted in several TV series in Rome. Lydia love of American Cinema and desire to develop and perfect her craft took her to New York City. She studied at the Lee Strasberg,TVI actors studio, and with acting coach and director Jordan Bayne fostering a working/Mentor relationship with her. Lydia was Jordan's assistant on the film,The Sea Is All I Know, featuring Academy Award Winner, Melissa Leo. Lydia is the writer, producer and lead Actress of the short Film, Scratch. For her performance she won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 CinemAvennire Film festival.
The Way You Love is a film based on my personal experiences, and the many conversations Iíve had with the women in my life around love. A lot of these conversations were exchanged in beauty parlors and hair salons in Harlem and in Garges-lés- gonesse near Paris, where my mother would take my sister and I to get our hair done. Beauty parlor always hold a special place in my heart. It was a place of community and bonding for single women like my mother, and as a grown woman, Iíve also come to appreciate this ritual even more, hence the reason I chose to set my film in a hair salon.
Since love was always the topic of discussion in these Salons, I wanted to explores some universal themes regarding love and the many illusions existing around it. Love can hurt so much that one can decide to totally give up on it. Why is it that when we fall in love, we often abandon ourselves to the other, forgetting ourselves in the process? And why do we always return again and again to the people and places that hurt us - is it really love? I had to go through a lot of heartbreaks and disappointments in love before I came to the realization that I first had to accept and love myself, before I could love another.
I have to say that I did love myself during the process of making this film, it was a great challenge to go through the whole process and to not give up. To finish it was a testimonial of loving myself. As a woman who wants to empower other women, especially young women, I pushed myself to do it all the way.Writing, Producing, Casting, Directing gave me a joy that I didn't know could exist. I'm so happy to introduced to the world two beautiful and talented French actresses, Karine Plantadit (Tony Award Nominee) and Adeline Michele who are originally from the French west Indies like myself. The Way You love is an homage for women, that is also one of the reason I have so many talented women in my production team. I have been so fortunate to work with the most professional crew, I would work with them again my eyes closed.I know now what does it mean to make an independent film, it is not about the money. it is about faith, it is about people, respect, connection, it is about the love of the craft.