Starting from November 27th, every Monday at 9.15pmarrives on Heaven “Love and the City”, the exhibition focuses on those stories where large cities do not just act as a backdrop, but are transformed into real co-protagonists, silent observers but participants in relationships that blossom, lives that are turned upside down, and desires that come true. At each appointment, “Love and the City” will allow you to immerse yourself in a new landscape and become passionate about timeless loves.
A 5 Star Love
New York will be the first stop on this journey, starting from the romantic comedy ‘‘5 Star Love” from 2002 by Wayne Wang. The film will take you through the doors of the luxurious Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, where a splendid Jennifer Lopez plays the role of a waitress originally from the Bronx who falls in love with a wealthy and charming upper-class client, played by Ralph Fiennes.
Autumn in New York
Still in the Big Apple, along the paths of the iconic Central Park, we continue with the sweet and touching ‘‘Autumn in New York” from 2000 by Joan Chen with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, which tells the love story between Will, a playboy on the threshold of fifty, and Charlotte, a young woman suffering from a terminal illness. In this story which follows the timeless story of the 1970 film “Love Story”, the two will face a thousand adversities together, which will allow them to test the strength of their bond and understand what it really means to love.
London and its London Underground are instead co-protagonists in the famous ‘‘Sliding Doors” from 1998 by Peter Howitt, winner for Best Screenplay at the European Film Awards that year. Through the English expression sliding doors, which indicates an apparently random event that can revolutionize a person’s life, we meet Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow), a sweet girl whose fate depends on catching the subway in time. This moment determines a doubling of her life, creating two parallel destinies: on the one hand, there is Helen who manages to get on the subway; on the other, the Helen who loses it by a hair’s breadth.
The Illusionist – The Illusionist
The exhibition finally ends among the majestic neo-Renaissance theaters of Vienna at the end of the 19th century with the award-winning ‘‘The Illusionist – The Illusionist” from 2006 by Neil Burger, centered on the life of the mysterious illusionist Eisenheim, (played by Edward Norton) in love with Duchess Sophie, who reciprocates in turn. However, the woman has been promised in marriage to the possessive Prince Leopold who, mad with jealousy, will do anything to hinder them
Here is the schedule of the “Love and the City” cycle in detail
Monday 11/27 at 9.15pm = “5 Star Love” from 2002 by Wayne Wang
Monday 04/12 at 9.15pm = “Autumn in New York” from 2000 by Joan Chen
Monday 11/12 at 9.15pm = “Sliding Doors” from 1998 by Peter Howitt
Monday 17/12 at 9.15pm = “The Illusionist” from 2006 by Neil Burger