Berlin, I Love You

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Berlin, I Love You
Berlin, I Love You.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
  • Claus Clausen
  • Edda Reiser
  • Josef Steinberger
Screenplay by
  • Fernando Eimbcke
  • Justin Franklin
  • Dennis Gansel
  • Alison Kathleen Kelly
  • Dani Levy
  • Massy Tadjedin
  • Gabriela Tscherniak
  • David Vernon
Starring
Music byDavid Hason
CinematographyKolja Brandt
Edited by
Production
company
  • Rheingold Films
  • Walk on Water Films
Distributed bySaban Films
Release date
  • February 8, 2019 (2019-02-08) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageEnglish, German

Berlin, I Love You is a 2019 anthology romantic drama film starring an ensemble cast. A joint German and U.S. production, it serves as an installment of the Cities of Love, series created by Emmanuel Benbihy.

It was released on February 8, 2019, by Saban Films.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It was announced in October 2017 that filming had begun on the latest instalment of the Cities of Love series, and would conclude in November. Amongst the announced cast included Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Jim Sturgess, Mickey Rourke, and Diego Luna.[1] Emily Beecham was announced as being cast in June 2018.[2] A trailer shared by Dianna Agron, who stars in and directs a segment of the film, revealed the involvements of Luke Wilson, Charlotte Le Bon and Iwan Rheon.[3]

Saban Films acquired the distribution rights for the film in May 2018.[4]

In February 2019, artist Ai Weiwei claimed that his section of Berlin, I Love You was cut due to pressure from China's government. "The reason we were given for the episode’s removal [..] was that my political status had made it difficult for the production team."[5]

Reception[edit]

Berlin, I Love You received negative reviews from film critics. It holds a 19% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 16 reviews, with a weighted average of 3.8/10.[6] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 34 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heidsiek, Birgit (October 26, 2017). "Berlin, I Love You enters production". Cineuropa.
  2. ^ Clarke, Stewart (June 29, 2018). "'Into the Badlands' Star Emily Beecham Joins 'Berlin, I Love You' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ Agron, Dianna (August 30, 2018). "The trailer for Berlin, I Love You is out now. I was thrilled to be a part of this and to direct again, especially as Luke Wilson is a dream to work alongside. Here you'll see a bit of our segment, Lucinda. A little sneak peak if you like. ♥️". Instagram. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Barraclough, Leo (May 13, 2018). "Saban Picks Up 'Berlin, I Love You,' Starring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Chan, Melissa. "Ai Weiwei's segment was cut from 'Berlin, I Love You' to appease China, artist and producers say". Latimes.com. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Berlin, I Love You". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Berlin, I Love You". Metacritic. Retrieved February 26, 2019.

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