Saturday, September 08, 2007

Paris Je'taime - 14th Arrondissement

Wednesday night John and I went to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to see Paris Je' taime with our friend Marion. I really enjoyed this movie made up of 18 short films by celebrated directors from around the world, including the Coen Brothers, Gus Van Sant, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, Walter Salles, Alexander Payne and Olivier Assayas and more. With each director telling the story of an unusual encounter in one of the city's neighborhoods, the vignettes go beyond the 'postcard' view of Paris to portray aspects of the city rarely seen on the big screen. Starring, among many others, Natalie Portman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Juliet Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Marianne Faithful, Fanny Ardant, Elijah Wood and Nick Nolte. In English and French with English subtitles.
It was rally hard to pick a favorite, but here is a clip of one of the one that rose to the top for me by Alexander Payne with actress Margo Martindale. She is brilliant.

I highly recommend this film.
Visit the official site here for Paris Je'taime here.

1 comment:

baffle said...

I fell in love with this clip and can hardly wait to see the rest!
Thank you thank you for sharing your film screening experience.