Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Romantic and Funny: Paris, Je T'aime

Paris, Je T'aime
Directed by many directors
Released May 4, 2007

"Paris, Je T'aime" is a wonderful compilation of romantic stories set in Paris, told one after another, and featuring stars from Elijah Wood to Catalina Sandino Moreno to Nick Nolte. The film flows very well, and each vignette, no matter how bizarre (one involves vampires), presents some endearing moment. Highlights include Gus Van Sant's "Le Marais", which tells the story of two boys who have a brief encounter, Sylvain Chomet's "Tour Eiffel" story about mimes, Tom Tykwer's "Faubourg Saint-Denis", starring Natalie Portman as an actress involved with a blind Parisian young man, and Alexander Payne's "14eme Arrondisement", featuring Margo Martindale ("The Riches") as an American with a very transparent accent finding enjoyment and love in Paris. An entertaining and heartwarming experience.


1 comment:

David said...

i thought the story of about the mother and her little boy was quite powerful too...and i loved Tuileries.