Heresy Films Releases Short Film ‘Love’s Fever’

By Logan Martell

On December 31, 2020, Heresy Films released a new short film directed by Eric Fraad, titled “Love’s Fever.”

The film is inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s “Decameron,” a collection of novellas completed in 1353 and set in Italy during the height of the Black Death, and draws upon its message of artistic connection amidst times of isolation.

Early music singer Caitriona O’Leary sings the ballad “Deh Lassa La Mia Vita,” which sets to music the poem that occurs at the end of Day Seven of “Decameron.” Described as a monophonic ballata, the music uses the melody from 14th Century composer Lorenzo da Firenze’s “No Vedi Tu Amore.”

A proponent of early and classical music, O’Leary has recorded 25 acclaimed albums with her band Dúlra, as well as ensembles such as Sequentia, The Harp Consort, Joglaresa, eX, and more.