Third installment of the Cities of Love franchise (Paris, je t'aime / New York, I Love You / Rio, Eu Te Amo), this collective feature-film is made of 10 stories of romance set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise Rio, Eu Te Amo is a collective feature film, composed of 10 short film segments created by 10 established directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment of the film focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the distinctive qualities and character of that location. The film serves to bridge gaps between cultures, educating and entertaining the audience, while celebrating unique and universal expressions of love.Written by
Emmanuel Benbihy, Executive Producer
José Padilha's segment "Inútil Paisagem" was almost cut from the theatrical release due to legal threats from religious institutions because of the use of the Christ statue's image and its context. They first considered it to be offensive and disrespectful, though later backed off. See more »
Not even close to "Paris", but a bit better than "New York"
"Rio, Eu Te Amo" is the third official entry in the "Cities Of Love" film franchise. It absolutely cannot stand to comparison with the nearly-excellent "Paris, Je T'Aime", but it may rank slightly higher than "New York, I Love You". Overall it feels kind of amateurish and randomly thrown-together, but there are a few distinctive episodes, like Stephan Elliott's offbeat tale about a famous Australian actor who decides, on impulse, to climb a "magic mountain" along with his "babysitter", or Nadine Labaki's cute yarn (with her and Harvey Keitel) about a boy who is waiting for a call from "Jesus". Some lush Rio scenery & music help. ** out of 4.
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