My Last Day Without You is an upcoming indie film written and directed by Stefan C. Schaefer. This romance film is about a German business executive, Niklas (played by Ken Duken) who is on a one-day business trip to New York. He then meets and falls in love with a singer-songwriter, Leticia (Nicole Beharie) who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and new emotions that he hasn’t experienced before. My Last Without You will surely bring a beautiful story to audiences that will make them fall in love all over again. Check out the latest buzz for this new film below:
“Early Review for My Last Day Without You
My Last Day Without You is a film we’ve covered quite a bit here on S&A. The indie flick starring Nicole Beharie and Ken Duken, premiered this past weekend at the Brooklyn Film Festival, screening to sold out audiences on both Saturday and Sunday.
While I was certainly planning to attend on either night, I couldn’t; but thankfully, reader and filmmaker in her own right Kia T. Barbee was able to, and did, seeing it twice! So, I asked her to essentially “represent” for S&A and write up her thoughts on the film so that I could post here for the rest of you to read.
And that’s exactly what I’ve done below. I do plan to eventually see the film myself, likely via a screener, and I’ll share my own thoughts then. But, in the meantime, here’s what Kia had to say about My Last Day Without You.
As posted on My Last Day Without You’s facebook fan page, the synopsis reads as follows:
“On a one-day business trip to New York, a German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he’s never experienced before.”
A refreshing spin on love, attraction and chance
I had the opportunity to view My Last Day Without You at the Brooklyn Film Festival (June 3-12). This is a movie that would’ve surely passed me by had I not been an admirer of Nicole Beharie’s acting; but the film is full of delightful surprises.
What you might think will be yet another interracial romantic farce, turns out to be the least of the couple’s barriers. Yes, they have cultural differences, which play out mostly through misunderstood terms. For example, Leticia (Beharie), called “Tisha” throughout, had to explain what “getting with you” meant to Niklas (Duken). There are few moments like this that creep up when you least expect them to, but positively so.
The couple meets so abruptly and no time is wasted honing in on the fact that their sexual attraction is a huge magnet. There are no forced moments of falling in love. It’s mostly Niklas’ goal to make amends that brings out the sincere emotional attraction from them both. This is where the story could go cliché, but continues to linger in a familiar way… how many people fight the instinct towards emotional healing, but brush it off as something else?
In fact the story ends sharply ambiguous. Yes, the right choice is made, but will the couple chance for a lifetime or just an extended moment? We’ll only assume… it’s a timeless chance.”
You can read the rest of the review at Indiewire by clicking here.
My Last Day Without You is scheduled to have a limited screening on October 4th 2013.
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