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A New Christmas (2019)

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Kabir is a lonely medical student in New York, estranged from his wife and grieving the loss of his mother. When he meets Kioni, a charming film student from Kenya, she persuades him to ... See full summary »

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Daniel Tenenbaum

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Travis Hodgkins (screenplay by), Travis Hodgkins (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Paula Rossman ... Homeless Woman
Preeti Gupta ... Shivaani
Aurora Heimbach ... Catherine
Prashantt Guptha ... Kabir
Swati Bhise ... Aasha
Grace Wacuka Grace Wacuka ... Kioni
Carl Garrison Carl Garrison ... Paddy
Harbinder Singh Harbinder Singh ... Father
Vivienne Kjono ... Administrator
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Kabir is a lonely medical student in New York, estranged from his wife and grieving the loss of his mother. When he meets Kioni, a charming film student from Kenya, she persuades him to show her the city's Christmas decorations, thereby leading him to rediscover the magic of the holiday season and get his life back on track.

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Uplifting Christmas film reminds us to be grateful and live in the moment.
15 December 2019 | by patcar-00156See all my reviews

An uplifting Christmas film which reminds us to appreciate what life has bestowed upon us and not live in the future or the past. Be in the moment and recognize the gifts before us such as the angelic stranger who arrives to remind the protagonist of the glorious life which surrounds him - which he is ignoring. A first-time New York City visitor from Kenya inspires the grieving main character to get his life back on track. Actress Grace Wacuka plays the Kenyan tourist and she lights up the screen with her performance; her character's vivaciousness and megawatt smile cannot be suppressed no matter what twists come her way. She reminds us that main components of wellbeing and a happy life are appreciation and gratefulness. A moving party scene will leave the audience teary-eyed as the film reflects those goose-bumpy moments of such Christmas classics as "A Miracle on 34th Street" and "It's a Wonderful Life". In addition to its uplifting message, the photography is wonderful too, interspersed with terrific aerial scenes which make even the outlying suburban neighborhoods as inviting as holiday-festooned Manhattan itself.


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English

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6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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