Trailer for New York, I Love You

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Trailer for New York, I Love You

While I find it amusing that Canadian pop artist Feist is featured prominently in a film celebrating the boroughs and atmosphere of New York City, the trailer for New York, I Love You (making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks) is embedded after the Jump.

Like Paris je t'aime before it, the director and actors involved this thing is incredible. The full actor/director list is here. ScreenAnarchy regulars should be interested that Park Chan-Wook, Faith Akin, Jiang Wen, Shunji Iwai, Yvan Attal, and Andrei Zvyanginstev are directing segments; and a variety of actors are involved, including Shu Qi, Maggie Q, John Hurt, Carla Gugino, Eli Wallach and James Caan

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Kurt HalfyardAugust 24, 2008 11:08 PM

Trivial, but anyone wonder why they didn't name this thing "I Heart NY" ? Seems like a shorter, more iconic and obvious title.

Simon AbramsAugust 24, 2008 11:57 PM

I'm particularly excited to see Jiang Wen's contribution.

dequinixAugust 26, 2008 3:46 PM

Maybe because we who live in the city are tougher critics of films shot here, but this looks terrible. I can only hope that every other scene doesn't evoke already known stereotypes of the city.

killedcatAugust 26, 2008 3:55 PM

Hey Dequinix,

This is an art house movie comprised entirely of shorts - it's going to have enough problems with tying the structure together in a way that makes it accessible to audiences. If it was me bankrolling the project and trying to get it shifted internationally - i'd make damn sure there were a few cliches in there. With so many separate stories i'm sure they'll be something that steps away from the stereotyping - same as the first one - but the punter buying tix to New York I Love You is going to want to see the city they've dreamt about, a myth built on all the stereotypes you so loath.