With “A rainy day in New York” – broadcast today by Rai Movie in prime time – Woody Allen returns to the city that symbolizes his cinema and directs the young Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez. A story that hides behind the lightness – as almost always happens with the great director – non-trivial questions about life. Let’s read what there is to know about this film.
A rainy day in New York: plot and cast
Gatsby is a student who returns to his hometown, New York, taking advantage of an interview that his girlfriend Ashleigh has to do with director Roland Pollard. The intent is to spend a few romantic days with her in the Big Apple, and while the unexpected looms, the boy meets the sister of her ex. Gatsby struggles to communicate with his wealthy family, while Ashleigh meets actor Francisco Vega. The course of events will force the boy to answer the following question: does the relationship with Ashleigh really have a future?
When “A rainy day in New York” comes out in theaters (2018) Woody Allen is 83 years old and finds a very young alter-ego in the protagonist Gatsby. Many of the protagonist’s insecurities, tics and dissatisfactions are those that have accompanied his cinema characters. The narrative is compressed into 24 hours, but the freedom of expression is clearly evident and, behind the simplicity of the story, there are hidden questions about life that are not taken for granted (the comparison between Gatsby and his mother is valid for all). Allen leads the youngsters very well. Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez. The other actors are Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Annaleigh Ashford and Rebecca Hall. The beautiful photograph is signed by Vittorio Storaro.
Where to see A rainy day in New York on TV and streaming (August 28, 2022)
A rainy day in New York is broadcast today from 9.10 pm on Rai Movie and in live streaming and on demand on the RaiPlay platform.