Bottom Line: Assez plaisant.
Directed by: Alexander Payne, Alfonso Cuaron, Bruno Podalydes, Christopher Doyle, Daniela Thomas, Emmanuel Benbihy, Ethan Coen, Frederic Auburtin, Gerard Depardieu, Gurinder Chadha, Gus van Sant, Isabel Coixet, Joel Coen, Nobuhiro Suwa, Oliver Schmitz, Olivier Assayas, Richard LaGravenese, Sylvain Chomet, Tom Tykwer, Vincenzo Natali, Walter Salles, Wes Craven
Starring: Aissa Maiga, Alexander Payne, Barbet Schroeder, Ben Gazzara, Bob Hoskins, Bruno Podalydes, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Cyril Descours, Elias McConnell, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Fanny Ardant, Florence Muller, Gaspard Ulliel, Gena Rowlands, Juliette Binoche, Leila Bekhti, Leonor Watling, Lionel Dray, Ludivine Sagnier, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Margo Martindale, Melchior Beslon, Miranda Richardson, Natalie Portman, Nick Nolte, Olga Kurylenko, Paul Putner, Rufus Sewell, Sergio Castellitto, Seydou Boro, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Yolande Moreau
Atmospheric, easygoing French romance is a collection of eighteen short films from twenty-two different filmmakers. Each story sets up in Paris and details a story about love (not always necessarily a conventional “love story”) that occurs in the city. Accumulated together, the small slices of life can act as mere plot points in a story of both the native Parisians and tourists alike, making this perhaps familiar to those who have visited Paris, familiar to those who have lived in that city, or those who are wishing to be there at some point in their lives.