It’s a new acquaintance for Laysla De Oliveira…
The Brazilian actress will star in the romantic drama Acquainted, directed by Natty Zavitz from his own script.
Acquainted centers on the not-so-young love that involves mortgages, temptation, and the threat of monotony. It’s set in Toronto with a backdrop of the shifting cultural attitudes towards marriage, monogamy, and the evolving generational identity.
Giacomo Gianniotti and De Oliveira portray former high school classmates who run into each other at a bar and form an immediate rapport before they both reluctantly confess that they’re in committed relationships. The shock of their burgeoning love forces them to choose between comfort or unpredictability.
The film follows up Zavitz’s first film, Edging, which recently won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Canadian Film Fest.
Acquainted follows up his first film, “Edging,” which recently won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Canadian Film Fest.
“Being heartbroken in Toronto was a wonderful experience,” Zavitz said. “Acquainted is that story and I’m thrilled to be making this film with such a remarkable group of filmmakers.”
Adelaide Kane, Rachel Skarsten, Raymond Ablack, and Jonathan Keltz also star.
De Oliveira starred in Code 8.