May 18, 2010

Acclaimed directors Fernando Meirelles and José Padilha behind upcoming "Rio, I Love You" film

French producer Emmanuel Benhiby created a series of films that are veritable love letters to the cities where they're set. After ‘Paris, Je t’aime’ (starring Juliette Binoche and Natalie Portman, among others) and New York, I Love You, the next in the series will be Shanghai, I love You, and Rio, eu te Amo (Rio, I love You), set to be released next year.

Rio, eu te Amo will be directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and José Padilha (Bus 174, Tropa de Elite). The film is far from ready bu already has a very cool website featuring declarations of love to the city by citizens from all walks of life, check it out by clicking on this link.

According to the film's Facebook page, the scenes will be shot mainly in ten spots around the city. It will be a collective work by three Brazilian directors (Meirelles, Padilha and a third), three Americans and another four directors from other countries.

The cast will also be international.

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