Andre Bato’s Petit Louis (2023) is a Romantic Melodrama portraying Chiara, a young runaway from America, and J, an inscrutable French artist. The entirety of their relationship unfolds in a nonlinear fashion inside the confines of a theatrically charming, small European apartment in the mid 1970s.

Through its characters, as well as themes such as dependency and attachment, Petit Louis (2023) hopes to encourage a dialogue between audience members’ perceptions of their own relationships – an exploration of love in all its different facets, putting preconceived notions of romance through a new and distinct lens.

Considering the sensitive nature of the material and the care that went into developing it, we want to thank you for sharing your time with this film.