Last week husband and I were in NYC and had a few spare evenings to play with. Instead of going to a Broadway play, we opted for a film that would never play where we live.
It was “Paris Je T’aime“, and, Paris lovers that we are, it sounded like it would be a great film.
18 short films about romance in Paris. 18 different directors, scores of great actors, and Paris, Paris, Paris. Each short took place in a different neighborhood. One (directed by the Coen brothers) took place on the metro. One directed by Gus Van Sant took place in Le Marais. The one that moved me the most was about two mimes, lonely and outcast, who fall in love.
If you like romance, and you like Paris, check out this film. If you like good film-making, check out this film. If you like moving stories, some with ironic twists, check out this film. It was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
above photo by Charles Marville
Hotel de la Marine, c. 1872-1876
Diana Walker Fund