Interview with Screenwriter Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough (HELOISE + ABELARD)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

What is your screenplay about?

A young French girl does the unthinkable – she falls in love with her professor, who is 20 years her senior. Their forbidden love became the greatest sex scandal of 12th-century France and spanned two decades amid the searing backdrop of political and religious turmoil. The affair costs the lovers everything they had, but their love for each other prevails.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Historic romance, based on a true story.

(Note: Today, Heloise is buried next to Peter in Paris. Many Parisians view their love as the best example of absolute and eternal love. Young lovers visit their grave and leave love notes in hopes that they too will have eternal love.)

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Even though HELOISE+ABELARD is set in 12th century France, their love story is relevant to today. Heloise and Peter’s timeless…

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