This short film offers an interesting take on relationships, how to avoid the pain of infatuation, and why love only lasts three months.
If, like me, you’re the most single member of your squad, you'll understand how hard and exhausting the world of dating can be sometimes. The truth is that, as you get older, you tend to become more and more straightforward about what you want and what you don’t. So, after a few years of dating apps, blind dates, nightclub hookups, and the occasional friend turned date, this short film, Love Only Lasts Three Months (El Amor Dura Tres Meses), has showed me an unconventional yet practical hypothesis about dating, how to avoid heartbreak, and the struggles that come in our exhausting crusade to find true love.
I don’t know if it’s social media or the crazy rhythm of living in our postmodern society that has made dating exhausting and, at the same time, disposable. That's probably why we move at such a fast pace even when it comes to emotional interaction. The first couple of times we hang out with someone, we are so eager, so into in their looks, what they say, and even how they makes us feel. That chemical reaction that takes place in the first weeks of infatuation is so addictive, that sometimes we forget that it's simply ephemeral. And later on, there we are, losing our interest in the other person little by little, the hype and thrill to meet the other person begins to vanish, and the “three-month-crush” begins to fade away, as we look for someone new that gives us back that "infatuation" hype again.
Love Only Lasts Three Months (which you can watch here) has a rather interesting thesis, and I invite you to watch and draw your own conclusions about the struggles of dating. Here, we have two characters who are willing to take a leap in order to make a more thoughtful process of dating as they look for love. In order to avoid the boredom, treachery, and pain relationships can bring, they have come up with an agreement that should spare them any kin of trouble.
Love Only Lasts Three Months is one of the selected short films that's currently on the run for Best Online Short Film in Morelia's International Film Festival (FICM). This film festival takes place in Morelia –a beautiful colonial city in the central region of Mexico– every year since 2003, and it is one of the most prestigious film festivals in Latin and North America. Besides the many celebrities and iconic directors (such as Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, and Alfonso Cuarón) that attend the festival each year, organizers and jury give people the chance to vote online for their favorite films in some categories. So, do not waste any more time and check this and the rest of the short film selection, so you vote for your favorite one.
Cover picture by César Rincón
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