Paris Je T’aime Movie Review
February 24, 2008
I hope to be able to visit
One of my all time favourite directors Wes Craven delivers a brilliant short starring Rufus Sewell. Although set in a graveyard it couldn’t be further from his horror roots and features the ghost of Oscar Wilde in a very random but striking scene which really stood out for me.
Adding a darker more sensual twist to the film was the segment starring Elijah Wood in which he is turned into a vampire. The beautiful scene is reminiscent of ‘
Another stand out segment is ‘Bastille’ in which Miranda Richardson plays a dying wife whose husband had planned on leaving her. Upon finding out about her illness the couple rediscover their love and the very things that brought them together to begin with. Truly mesmerising.
One of the most simplistic but ultimately probably one of the best is the story of a woman visiting
For me, the only weak story was the ‘Mime’ segment; I found it to be flat and dull. The mime’s themselves also resembled clowns… and clowns are scary and slightly disturbing.
In short, this movie plays out like the perfect tour guide leading you around
The directors involved are:
Olivier Assayas (segment “Quartier des Enfants Rouges”)
Frédéric Auburtin (segment “Quartier Latin”) (transitions)
Emmanuel Benbihy (transitions)
Gurinder Chadha (segment “Quais de Seine”)
Sylvain Chomet (segment “Tour Eiffel”)
Ethan Coen (segment “Tuileries”)
Joel Coen (segment “Tuileries”)
Isabel Coixet (segment “Bastille”)
Wes Craven (segment “Père-Lachaise”)
Alfonso Cuarón (segment “Parc Monceau”)
Gérard Depardieu (segment “Quartier Latin”)
Christopher Doyle (segment “Porte de Choisy”)
Richard LaGravenese (segment “Pigalle”)
Vincenzo Natali (segment “Quartier de la Madeleine”)
Alexander Payne (segment “14th arrondissement”)
Bruno Podalydès (segment “
Walter Salles (segment “Loin du 16ème”)
Oliver Schmitz (segment “Place des Fêtes”)
Nobuhiro Suwa (segment “Place des Victoires”)
Daniela Thomas (segment “Loin du 16ème”)
Tom Tykwer (segment “Faubourg Saint-Denis”)
Gus Van Sant (segment “Le Marais”)
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