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Love Story

1h 32m Romance 2011

Love Story follows the romance of filmmaker Florian Habicht and a mystery Russian woman he first sights on the subway heading towards Coney Island carrying only a slice of cake perfectly balanced on a plate. Florian cannot get her out of his mind and wonders about the likelihood of seeing her again in a city the size of New York.

Eventually he tracks her down. She is Masha Yakovenko, an exquisite Russian actress living in New York, and Florian convinces her to allow him to make a film of their ensuing relationship. What happens next in this unconventional love story is literally left to the real-life denizens of New York.

Made in the style of a pick a path book, Florian turns to the people on the street for help. The couple’s romance becomes dictated by the often outrageous ideas of New York’s real life personalities - their candid and colourful advice dictating whether a man possessed can ultimately find true love.

Throughout the film Florian’s Dad offers career and romantic advice to Florian (from New Zealand) via Skype as Florian sits in his New York bathtub.


Florian Habicht (Florian) , Masha Yakovenko (Masha) , The People of New York City (Themselves)


Florian Habicht

Director of Photography

Maria Ines Manchego

Sound Designer

Marc Chesterman




New Zealand

Bonus Content

Love Story World Premiere


Director Florian Habicht speaks at the world premiere of Love Story at Auckland’s Civic Theatre.

Love Story Q & A at New Horizons Film Festival


Director Florian Habicht speaking at the New Horizon Film Festival in Poland.

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