Infatuation’ is inspired by the Cassandra story. A true story based on a young woman in South London who was brutally murdered by her…
Infatuation’ is inspired by the Cassandra story. A true story based on a young woman in South London who was brutally murdered by her partner. The perpetrator was later sentenced again under the “double jeopardy” law after the killing of his next victim, Kara Hoyte.
The film deals with two friends who are infatuated by their abusive partners – yet, are unable to escape the harsh reality of their situation. We explore a range of different types of abuse – physical and emotional. We also explore the paths that the victims take and the consequences of their actions.
The irony of the film is that both characters are unable to see the faults in their own relationship. Yet, are quick to judge the other person’s relationship and thus encourage them to leave. This is an interesting concept because it represents a true reflection of relationships in modern day society.
The film also covers a range of issues that are experienced in contemporary Britain, particularly amongst the Black community – i.e. gang violence and knife crime. In the film, the victim’s friend decides to take matters into his own hands once he discovers his friend (the victim) has been subjected to domestic violence. In doing so, he seeks revenge on the perpetrator. This immediately heightens the problem and leads to a culture of gang violence.
‘Infatuation’ is therefore an emotional, thought provoking, educational drama which deals with tension, mental illness, betrayal and violence.