Archive of films Leave Me Like You Found Me / Leave Me Like You Found Me

2012, 80 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2012

Erin and Cal used to go out together, and now they’re together again. During their trip to a national park, however, it becomes obvious that the old vices haven’t gone away, and eventually both begin to wonder why they’re even together. Or will this ordinary trip become a deeper experience than either expected?


Erin and Cal spent the past 12 months apart, and now, after a year of heartbreak, they decide to give it another go. They get back together with the aim of giving their relationship a new, preferably permanent, lease on life. They take what they hope will be a romantic trip in California’s Sequoia National Park, but things go awry when they start trying to sort out problems which crop up along the way. Their efforts to make a new beginning are constantly marred by reminders of faults, now breaking through the surface, which were papered over by memories of the good times. And not even the beauty and majesty of the subtly lensed landscape can obscure them. This meticulously scripted film plays its protagonists off each other, not showing them in the best light. Nevertheless, it brings out a degree of authenticity, inviting viewers to recognize something about themselves. Given the trivial causes of the quarrels, however, they would probably prefer it if the situations described weren’t so familiar.

About the director

Adele Romanski

Adele Romanski (b. 1982, Spartenburg, South Carolina) has become established as a producer of American independent films. Her producing credits include The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010), which was awarded at the SXSW Film Festival and went on to screen during Critics’ Week at Cannes. She also produced Katie Aselton’s debut The Freebie (2010) and the director’s next film Black Rock (2012), based on a screenplay by Mark Duplass. Both films were presented at Sundance. Leave Me Like You Found Me is Adele Romanski’s feature debut.


Adele Romanski
, , Los Angeles
United States of America
Tel: +1 213 493 4633
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, HD CAM
International premiere

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Adele Romanski
Screenplay: Adele Romanski
Dir. of Photography: James Laxton, Jay Keitel
Music: William Ryan Fritch
Editor: Nicole West, Adele Romanski
Producer: John Taylor Feltner
Cast: Megan Boone, David Nordstrom, Patrick Kack-Brice, Lee Lynch
Contact: Adele Romanski


Adele Romanski


Megan Boone



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