The Killing of Two Lovers directed by Robert Machoian
Robert Machoian loves his own children. With his children as an inspiration, he crafted a story with The Killing of Two Lovers about a father’s attempts to do whatever he can to keep his family together despite a separation. Not only his children led him to this film, but he also even added them into the film.
The Killing of Two Lovers follows David, who desperately tries to keep his family of six together during a separation from his wife, Nikki. They both agree to see other people but David struggles to grapple with his wife’s new relationship.
It stars Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi, Chris Coy, Avery Pizzuto, Arri Graham, and Ezra Graham.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with director and writer Robert Machoian about the story, indie production, and the cast for the film.
Robert Machoian had films premiered and screened all over the world, including Sundance, SXSW, Los Angeles, and Tribeca Film Festival. His sophomore feature film, God Bless the Child, with his co-director Robert Ojeda-Beck, received numerous awards, including best film at CPH:DOX despite being a narrative hybrid. In 2018, he worked with Ojeda-Beck again on the drama When She Runs, on a mother with limited means pursuing her dreams as a competitive runner. Throughout his career, he created many short films with a unique vision to weave deeply personal stories that absorb their audiences. The Killing of Two Lovers marked as his first solo feature film and also a selection at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020.
The Killing of Two Lovers is in theaters and On Demand starting this Friday, May 14.
Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.