John

I Love Paris!

In Movies on January 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Though Sandeep would beg to differ–“Screw the French!” is one of his more toned down opinions about them–I have to say that after watching Paris Je T’aime, I am totally in love with love again. It’s a collection of 18 short films by 21 directors, including Alfonso Cuaron, Joel & Ethan Coen, Alexander Payne, Gus Van Sant, and Wes Craven, and it so kicks the butt of any other short movie ensemble I’ve seen. If you want to know how great–and hard–short stories on film can be, there’s no better movie to watch.

I’ve gleamed off a couple of the shorts from YouTube, the first, Faubourg Saint-Denis, directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Natalie Portman, and the second, Parc Monceau, is one of my favourites, and stars Nick Nolte and Ludivine Sagnier. The latter is the only film I know where the line “My love, you are a Zeppelin” can be said by a man without the woman slapping him back.

And Nick Nolte’s voice has never been so romantically exploited by a director before–it kinda breaks your heart a little.

Seriously folks, just go out and find it at your nearest DVD retailer now.

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  1. beg to differ i indeed do, mon ami.

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