Rachel [Indigo Bates, USA, 2018]

It is a question that defines life itself - what is it to feel love, to be loved and to love. What is the definition of ‘true love’ and that person whom we perceive to be the embodiment of a love that is pure and complete?

When we meet the eponymous Rachel (Winter Martin) she is at a similar point of questioning in her life. Rachel plays out like a video diary piece ‘to camera’, addressing the audience. We are immediately introduced to Rachel and she invites the audience into this dilemma of hers and thus, by default, ours as the film forces us to interrogate our own perceptions of love.