Saturday, March 30, 2013
Vintage Review: July 4, 2006 Paris Je T'aime by Gus Van Sant..., 2006 (R)
Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme -- love in the City of Lights -- and helmed by an international cast of filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas and Alexander Payne. Natalie Portman plays an American actress who captures the heart of a blind student; Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe; Bob Hoskins solicits a prostitute's advice on pleasing his wife.
"I'm a Parisian and I saw a foolish wonderful movie yesterday named "Paris je t'aime". It's 21 short movies about Paris, made by the greatest filmmakers in the world, like Wes Craven, Ethan and Joel Cohen, Gus Van Sant, Christopher Doyle and else.... A lot. And a lot of great actresses and actors, like Steve Buscemi, Gérard Depardieu, Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Willem Dafoe, Marianne Faithfull, Gena Rowlands, Miranda Richardson... Wonderful, some cliches, but some just extraordinary stories, that you would like to be longer, but it still only last 4 minutes. A very good way to see Paris as the capital of love."
by Frederic Auburtin, Alfonso Cuarón, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gus Van Sant, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne, Olivier Assayas
with Fanny Ardant (The Secrets), Leïla Bekhti (Un Prophete, Tout Ce Qui Brille), Elijah Wood, Gérard Depardieu (Asterix and Obelix Meet Cleopatra, Asterix at the Olympic Games, Life Of Pi), Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gena Rowlands, Steve Buscemi (Monsters University, On the Road, Love in the Time of Money, The Messenger), Bob Hoskins (Snow White and the Huntsman), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Dan In Real Life, Cosmopolis, Breaking and Entering, Chocolat, Certified Copy, Paris,), Marianne Faithfull, Emily Mortimer (Hugo, Our Idiot Brother, Shutter Island), Ben Gazzara (The Thomas Crown Affair), Natalie Portman (Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (The Other Woman), Black Swan, Thor), Willem Dafoe (Out of the Furnace, Fireflies in the Garden, The English Patient, Farewell, Daybreakers)
Watch Paris Je T'aime trailer:
Labels: romantic comedy