How Director Peter Chelsom Made His BMW-Sponsored Short Film Feel Like Art, Not an Ad

Berlin, I Love You features stars like Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren

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The cast of Berlin, I Love You boasts a number of recognizable faces including Keira Knightley, Luke Wilson, Helen Mirren and Jenna Dewan. But a leading role in one of film’s stories doesn’t have a face. Said character is a BMW 850CSi car, which plays a starring role alongside actor Jim Sturgess in an 11-minute narrative that was directed for the film by Peter Chelsom.

Berlin, I Love You is the latest addition in the “Cities of Love” film series, following movies set in Paris, New York, Tbilisi and Rio.

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