Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s not uncommon for films to be described as “love letters” to whatever city they’re set in. Just look at the way critics and cinephiles describe the New York-set works of Spike Lee or Martin Scorsese or Woody Allen, for example. But the “Cities of Love” film series make the connection more explicit. First Paris je t’aime travelled all through the city’s various arrondissements with narrative filmmakers ranging from Alfonso Cuarón to Wes Craven to Alexander Payne, then New York, I Love You did the same with Mira Nair, Brett Ratner, and Natalie Portman.
Now the franchise has traveled south of the equator to bring us Rio, I Love You (or Rio, Eu Te Amo). The film features ten short vignettes by Fernando Meirelles (City of God), José Padilha (Elite Squad), Paolo Sorrentino (Youth), and more, starring actors like Rodrigo Santoro, Wagner Moura, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, Vincent Cassel, and Harvey Keitel. Check out the first Rio, I Love You trailer after the jump. Read More »
There’s a new city-loving omnibus film featuring work from a crop of well-known directors and name actors, and the first footage from the project is out. In these Rio, I Love You trailers, you’ll see how the producers follow Paris, je t’aime and New York, I Love You with a bunch of new stories set in Brazil’s most internationally famous city and former capital.
This time the produces recruited directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Ice Age, Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (RoboCop, Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo) to make various segments of the movie.
Those segments feature a wide-ranging cast that includes Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, and Harvey Keitel. (And Keitel’s Will this movie help salve the World Cup loss in Brazil? Probably not, but it will keep everyone paid and some audiences entertained. See the trailers below. Read More »