I wasn’t certain what to write in this blog after the tragic events of last week. I knew that I wanted to write something that would tell how much we love this beautiful city and its incredible people.
Paris, Je T’Aime debuted in 2006 and little wonder it has become somewhat of a modern French classic. If you have never been or if you have and you want to relive those belles moments in this beautiful City of Lights, this film will take you through the twenty short films representing the 20 arrondissements (or administrative districts) of Paris with a selection of love stories inspired by the city and the subject of love. This film is utterly delightful and a wonderful homage to love, Paris style. The 20 vignettes in a variety of film genres are directed by an international list of today’s brilliant directors which includes Alexander Payne, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven, Joel and Ethan Coen, American-Canadian Vincenzo Natali, Spain’s Isabel Coixet, Japan’s Nobuhiro Suwa, South Africa’s Oliver Schmitz, actors Gerard Depardieu and Gena Rowlands, to France’s Oliver Assayas and Bruno Podalydes. Each director lends a different interpretation on the subject of love, the storylines are unique and exquisite and the cast included an international list, a star-studded cast lending their own unique approach to this project. I won’t make a list of them, you can enjoy the surprise awaiting you.