A romantic fantasy about love, cake and New York City.
A filmmaker from New Zealand meets a beautiful Russian woman on the subway to Coney Island. He falls in love with her and convinces her to make a film of their ensuing affair.
Supported by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, the Harriet Friedlander Residency sent Florian to New York for as long as $80,000 would last him.
The film, shot over three months in New York City, plays with the idea of pick-a-path stories from the 1980's and 90's where the audience can influence the direction of the story. The line between documentary and fantasy is purposefully blurred, with the audience left unsure what is real and what is acting.
2011: Best Film, Best Director, Best Editor - NZ Film & TV Awards 2011; Opening night film, New Zealand International Film Festival 2012: Melbourne International Film Festival, New Horizons Film Festival, BFI London International Film Festival, Rooftop Films Summer Series NYC (Closing Night Film), Santa Fe Film Festival, Montreal International Documentary Festival, Hot Docs, Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes, Saint-Tropez, UCCA Beijing, Cinematherapy Festival ‘Positive Psychology’ Warsaw 2013: Pluk De Nacht Outdoor Festival Amsterdam (WINNER Audience Choice Award). 2014 Helsinki International Film Festival, Open'er Rock Music Festival Poland
High Definition 16:9; Digital Video