Where there is love, there is heartache. The infinitely retellable love story.
I need a central image for the film, something to follow, lose and rediscover.The first one that sprang to mind was a clockwork or winged heart. It may work. I'll run with it for now.
Here's a lovely shadow play, based on Philip Pullman's Clockwork.
"Men are grown mechanical in head and in heart, as well as in hand"
The ever-miserable Thomas Carlyle