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Love Story

Film (Trailer) – 2011


Love Story sees director Florian Habicht finding a movie and a beautiful Ukranian on the streets of New York. The offbeat romance is part love letter to New York City, part the story of Florian and Masha... and possibly even part true. Along the way, real life New Yorkers pitch in with their own ideas of what should happen next. Love Story won Aotearoa awards for Best Film and Director, and raves from Variety and the NZ 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

Key Cast & Crew

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Maria Ines Manchego

Cinematographer, Creative Consultant

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Masha Yakovenko


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Florian Habicht

Director, Subject, Writer

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Bob van der Wal

Additional Camera

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Isobel Dryburgh

Additional Camera

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Frank Habicht

Bathtub Skype Advisor

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Made in association with the NZ Film Commission, the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, Laughing Whale Films and Metropolis Film


Music includes compositions by Marc Chesterman, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Georges Delerue, Lalo Schiffrin, Piero Piccioni, Carlo Savina and Killer Ray