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July 6, 2007

Paris, je t'aime (for Funke)

J'aime "Paris, je t'aime"!* It's extremely imaginative, like Amelie. Tim described it as the cinematic equivalent of poetry--a dozen or so five minute films by different directors that capture a whole world with brevity. Each film is by a different director, and takes place in a different arrondissement or neighborhood in Paris. Wikipedia has a neat entry on Paris, je t'aime listing each of the shorts films by their arrondissement.

Some of the films are surreal and amusing ludicrous (one involving a family of mimes), other ones are incredibly poignant (what happens when a man about to leave his wife discovers she has cancer).

My favorite was one where an American mail-carrier retells her first experience in Paris, with a truly wretched French accent. But as she talks on, her account of how Paris changed her world becomes more and more moving almost because of her ordinariness and the halting language she uses to tell her story.

So, go see it if you can, Funke! I'd love to hear what you think!!

*I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, though, one of the stories focuses on drug use, and there is some implied sexuality in a couple of others (oh, those french!).

movies | By Tim and Jo | 11:20 AM


Wow! I feel so special! I've never had a movie review written just for me before! :)

Posted by: funke at July 6, 2007 11:59 PM

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