Paris, je t’aime

No screenshot for this one; I watched it while my desktop was sad. It was a most excellent collection, though. There’s something about short films: even when they’re imperfect or even subpar, you don’t feel like your time was wasted. And there are more hits than misses in this collection, but it’s all over the map, from the slice-of-life of Podalydès’s Montmartre to the intense quirkiness of the Coens’ Tuileries to gothic horror romance in Natali’s Quartier de la Madeleine. They’re mostly character sketches, though, in which a few characters are drawn with broad brushstrokes and interact with each other in either sentimental or situationally ironic ways. There’s enough variety in directorial styles, and in plots, though, to keep this collection feeling fresh and interesting, even nineteen films in.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia.


About Jake
I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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