Since the birth of movies, New York has long been cinema's dream cityits teeming populace of one-of-a-kind characters, its stone-and-glass skyscrapers rocketing towards the heavens, its subterranean cultures and its rooftop love affairs all making for the perfect backdrop to all manner of action, comedy, drama and poetry. The city has been immortalized on screen in hundreds of different ways in thousands of movies. But now comes a fresh, diverse and unabashedly romantic window into the city, this time seen entirely through the eyes of lovelove in all its varieties, from first love, tough love and momentary love to love remembered, love denied, love yearned for and love that lasts foreverfrom a collaboration of young, impassioned filmmakers from around the world.
Directed by an eclectic group of some of today's most imaginative filmmakers that includes Jian Wen, Mira Nair, Shunji Iwai, Yvan Attal, Brett Ratner, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Khapur, Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston and Randy Balsmeyer, NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU invites the audience into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love.
In the Diamond District, an intercultural romantic fantasy transforms the purchase of a precious stone. Meanwhile, in Chinatown, a desperate artist pursues a reluctant muse. Within an Upper East Side hotel, a sophisticated guest and a mysterious bellboy journey outside of time. After an unexpected night in Central Park, a young man's prom date has a surprising revelation. Traveling towards the Village, two lovers speed by taxi, subway and foot to meet for the first time after what they thought was a one-night stand. In Tribeca, a pickpocket finds the tables turned when he follows an alluring girl. And in Brooklyn, a moment of Coney Island bliss envelops an octogenarian couple. These stories and more are all woven together to form a colorful, lyrical collage not only of the citybut of the deep yearning for love and human connections that sustain everyone within it.
Bringing to life the film's host of unforgettable New York characters is an all-star cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Irrfan Khan, Emilie Ohana, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Olivia Thirlby, Blake Lively, Drea de Matteo, Julie Christie, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Ugur Yucel, Taylor Geare, Carlos Acosta, Jacinda Barrett, Shu Qi, Burt Young, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn, Eva Ammuri, Eli Wallach and Cloris Leachman. Following on the heels of the acclaimed PARIS JE T'AIME, the project is the second episode of the “Cities of Love” series of collective feature films conceived by Emmanuel Benbihy, who produced this film with Marina Grasic (CRASH).
|Cast:||Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Irrfan Khan, Emilie Ohana, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Olivia Thirlby, Blake Lively, Drea de Matteo, Julie Christie, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Ugur Yucel, Taylor Greene, Carlos Acosta, Jacinda Barrett, ShuQui , Burt Young, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright, Eva Amurri Martino, Eli Wallach, Cloris Leachman|
|Director:||Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Fatih Akin, Jiang Wen, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, Randy Balsmeyer, Shekhar Kapur, Yvan Attal|
|Producer(s):||Emmanuel Benbihy, Marina Grasic|
|Writer(s):||Jian Wen, Hu Hong, Meng Yao, Suketu Mehta, Oliver Lecot, Yvan Attal, Jeff Nathanson, Xan Cassevetes, Stephen Winter, Anthony Minghella, Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston, Hall Powell, Israel Horovitz, James Strouse|