Florian Habicht searches for love in New York — 16.06.11

The New Zealand International Film Festival will open in Auckland with Florian’s 'Love Story' at The Civic on July 14. The film is part romantic comedy, part documentary.

Florian Habict was the inaugural Harriet Friedlander New York Residency recipient.  He spent 9 months there in 2010.

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced four New Zealand features and a local retrospective for its 2011 programme, including opening with Florian Habicht's Love Story.

On opening the festival in Auckland Habicht says, "I always see the world premieres of my films as births of sorts, and what a birth this one is going to be! Opening night at the Civic, I'm lost for words."

Habicht's previous films include Woodenhead (2003), Kaikohe Demolition (2004), Rubbings from a Live Man (2008), and Land of the Long White Cloud (2009).

"After being told by a fortune teller in New York that he should never step in front of a camera, Habicht of course did just that ... the energy and delight flowing from Florian's film will be a great way to set the festival buzzing in 2011." says festival director Bill Gosden.

Source: New Zealand Herald