The feature film
Rotterdam, I Love You is an official part of Cities of Love, a worldwide organization dedicated to showcasing talent and great storytelling across the globe. Rotterdam, I Love You proudly follows in the footsteps of acclaimed films like Paris Je t’aime (2006) and New York, I Love You (2009).
The film Rotterdam, I Love You, like the previous entries in the Cities of Love series, will be a kaleidoscope of stories about love in all kinds of interpretations. Every single segment has its own perspective and its own personal style, woven into the rhythm of this unique city by 11 different directors.
The creative team consists of 11 directors, 20 to 30 wonderful actors in main roles, top producers and screenwriters. The 11 directors will range from Dutch up-and-coming talents to internationally acclaimed directors from all over the world, including Koen Mortier, Paula van der Oest, Barry Atsma, Shariff Nasr and Atom Egoyan. The Cities of Love family of directors already includes people like The Coen Brothers, Brett Ratner, Wes Craven, Guillermo Arriaga, Alexander Payne, as well as Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and more.
Rotterdam, I Love You will show the real Rotterdam, in all its rough beauty, to the world. The film is being produced by Matt Jaems and Joeri Pruys, in collaboration with Jeroen Beker (Submarine, NL), September Film Productions (NL), Czar (BE) and Glass Man Films (UK). Rotterdam, I Love You will shoot in the summer of 2017 and screen in cinemas worldwide in 2018.
Want to know more about the film? Read these blog posts:
We flew in award-winning directors from over the world to show them the real Rotterdam to offer them unique insights into what makes this city tick. With the Story Conference organised by HotelRebel we wanted to inspire them so that the Rotterdam, I Love You feature film is truly reflecting this city's life.Continue Reading
An inspiring statement from Cities of Love founder Emmanuel Benbihy.Continue Reading
Barry Atsma is one of the eleven directors of the international film kaleidoscopic Rotterdam, I Love You. For the popular actor this will be his directorial debut, which is a bold new step in his career.Continue Reading
Exciting news: renowned film directors Koen Mortier, Atom Egoyan, and Paula van der Oest will each direct a segment in Rotterdam, I Love You.Continue Reading
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has entered into a partnership with the international film project and urban movement Rotterdam, I Love You.Continue Reading
Rotterdammer Shariff Nasr first of eleven directors for international feature film Rotterdam, I Love You
After an intensive selection process in which thirty Rotterdam filmmakers participated, Shariff Nasr is selected to be the director of a special story, which connects the ten other stories and thus forms the backbone of the film. The names of the ten other Dutch and international directors will be announced in the coming months.Continue Reading
Last weekend, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported extensively on the Rotterdam film scene. One of our core producers, Joeri Pruys, was interviewed about Rotterdam, I Love You and other film-related activities.Continue Reading
Inside information on the making of the international film, and the talent we are working with behind and in front of the camera.Continue Reading