Love Story sees director Florian Habicht finding a movie, a plot, and a beautiful Ukranian on the streets of New York. The offbeat romance is part love letter to NYC, part the story of Florian and Masha, and possibly part true: with the script to this genre-bending tryst being written before our eyes, via story ideas from real life New Yorkers. Love Story won Aotearoa awards for best film and director, and raves from Variety and the Herald’s Peter Calder, who described Auckland Film Festival audiences gasping at the "strange, surprising and wildly romantic ideas sprinkled through it".
This deserves to become a Kiwi classic — and a New York one too.– Peter Calder in The NZ Herald, 11 August 2011
Available to rent from NZIFF On Demand
World premiere on 14 July 2011 at Auckland's Civic Theatre, as part of the 2011 NZ International Film Festival
Music includes compositions by Marc Chesterman, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Georges Delerue, Lalo Schiffrin, Piero Piccioni, Carlo Savina and Killer Ray