Monday, July 23, 2007

 

Paris, je t’aime

Paris, je t’aime is a distinctive and imaginative film made up of 18 different short stories. Originally there was meant to be 20 stories in the film to match the 20 arrondissements (boroughs) of Paris but unfortunately two fell through. Each arrondissement/story is written and directed by a different person. Some of the directors involved were Ethan & Joel Coen, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne and Gus Van Sant. The cast was made up of English, French and Amercian actors with some very recognisable names such as Steve Buscemi, Miranda Richardson, Juliette Binoche, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Bob Hoskins, Elijah Wood, Rufus Sewell, Natalie Portman, Gena Rowlands, and Gérard Depardieu. Some of my favourite stories from the film were ‘Quais de Seine’, ‘Bastille’, ‘Père Lachaise’, ‘Quartier Latin’ and ‘14e arrondissement’. Although all of the stories were different they all followed the theme of love, sometimes it was familial love while at other times it was romantic love. Paris, je t’aime is currently showing in Kino and is definitely worth seeing especially if you are in the mood for a break from the summer blockbusters.

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