When Perri got a chance to see writer-director Hannah Fidell’s romantic drama 6 Years at SXSW, she called it “a worthwhile, thoughtful exploration of the disintegration of a loving relationship.” You can get a feel for the film, and its young-and-in-love stars Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield, with this newly released trailer. Having been off my radar until now, 6 Years has certainly captured my interest if only because its story seems to fall somewhere between a coming-of-age drama and a young adult exploration of love and life. Judging from the trailer, Farmiga and Rosenfield are able to bring out both the maturity and at times the juvenile behavior in their characters, making their relationship all the more believable.
Watch the first trailer for 6 Years below (via Yahoo!), followed by Farmiga’s comments on the picture, and the film’s poster:
In speaking to Yahoo!, Farmiga described her character as follows:
“She’s growing up and trying to figure out how to handle her emotions. It’s her first serious relationship and I was going through similar things at the time. Learning how to communicate is a big thing I got to discover… I like to play new people because it helps me figure out how to be them and [in turn] it helps me figure out who I am.”
Be sure to head to the link for more from Farmiga about the film, her process for finding her characters, and about her own life and career. Then keep an eye out for 6 Years on iTunes and VOD starting August 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Melanie, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen – but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Writer/director Hannah Fidell explores the struggles of young love as it begins to face the next steps into adulthood. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield give warm, genuine performances as Mel and Dan, alongside Lindsay Burdge (star of Fidell’s A Teacher) as a colleague of Dan’s who entices him in more ways than one.