MY HEAVENLY CITY
Three interrelated stories about life as transplants in New York City—We follow Mavis, a lonely Mandarin English interpreter who witnesses the suffering of others, and gains new perspectives on her own life; Jack and Lulu, two young hip-hop enthusiasts who become disenchanted by their New York adventure, and find tender love in each other; and a middle-aged couple, Jason and Claire, who struggle to keep family intact while coping with their mentally ill young son. Three sets of characters connect and inspire one another in their journey to find hope in this seemingly heavenly city. The film explores the themes of loneliness, human connections and blending into America. MY HEAVENLY CITY is the directorial feature debut of Taiwanese filmmaker Yu Sen-I, who has been based in New York City for many years, and is a love letter to her adopted home.