If I Had A Piano (I'd Play You The Blues) is an exploration of romance in five movements: a cinematic dance, which explores love, sensuality, and desire. A Portuguese language film staring Pedro Carmo and his wife, Ana Maria Carmo, If I Had A Piano centers around a couple illicitly parked in a car on the streets of Jackson Heights, Queens. We are then swept into the imaginations of these characters’ desires, represented by the landscape of Emmaus, PA, and shown a dream-like world as if they were completely together as lovers, without inhibition.
This short mood piece, written and directed by Stephanie Gardner, is based on poetry by Ms. Gardner. The film seeks to sweep the audience away from everyday reality to create an artistic, sublime experience of love and romance.
If I Had A Piano is influenced by films such as Atonioni's Blow-Up, Godard's Vivre sa Vie, and Wong Kar Wai's
In The Mood For Love, as well as the music of Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and Chet Baker.