'A Rainy Day in New York' in South African Cinemas This Weekend!

'A Rainy Day in New York' in South African Cinemas This Weekend!

'A Rainy Day in New York' in South African Cinemas This Weekend!

By Press Release / News / Monday, 21 October 2019 11:06

The witty and charming bittersweet comedy, A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, is peppered with splendid performances by some of this generation’s brightest stars like Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez and Jude Law. 

It is written and directed by Woody Allen and this romantic comedy which is distributed by Filmfinity (Pty) Ltd. will be released in South African cinemas this Friday, 25 October 2019.

A young couple’s plans for a romantic weekend in New York are dashed when sunlight turns into showers and things don’t quite go according to plan. A series of chance meetings and comical adventures ensue.

Chalamet does a terrific job channelling the typical antihero – a neurotic, scrawny and critical New Yorker who is also quite the charmer – in the form of Gatsby Welles, a prep school kid in quiet rebellion against his wealthy family. He has come to the city with his girlfriend, Ashleigh, a bubbly journalism major who has landed an interview with the legendary filmmaker Roland Pollard (Liev Schreiber).

An old soul, Gatsby loves vintage New York and has put together a jam-packed itinerary of classic city haunts for their time in the city. But his well-laid plans are quickly side-tracked and, over the course of one long and rainy day, the couple barely see each other. As Ashleigh is engulfed in her big scoop, Gatsby ends up wandering the streets.

While Ashleigh’s day follows a head-spinning series of encounters that lead her from Pollard to screenwriter Ted Davidoff (Jude Law) to movie star Francisco Vega (Diego Luna), Gatsby – through a series of events – ends up spending the day with the younger sister of his ex-girlfriend, who is portrayed by Gomez with breezy self-assurance and an appealing down-to-earth demeanour.

A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK cleverly juggles characters and situations, and it soon becomes clear that the characters all have issues that revolve around their identity. Each character endures their own crises and revelations, and even Gatsby’s mother (Cherry Jones) is ultimately revealed to be a completely different person from who her son had previously thought her to be.

Watch the trailer below!

List of cinemas:


  • Cedar Square
  • Rosebank Nouveau
  • Gateway
  • Brooklyn Nouveau
  • Tygervalley
  • V&A Nouveau


  • Hyde Park
  • V&A Waterfront


  • Labia Orange St.
  • Whale Coast

A Rainy Day in New York Poster


For more information on 'A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK', including official trailers, please visit Facebook using #ARainyDayInNewYorkFilm_SA.



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