my personal favorite was the 10th arrondissement by tom tykwer… it was beautiful and moving.
I have this coming on Netflix in the next few days so I’ll be back shortly. This one intrigues me. I’m surprised I haven’t come across it already so I’m happy it’s nearly here.
I loved the one with Natalie Portman and the Blind guy.
Also I really liked the one with Steve Buscemi directed by the coen brothers
la marais by gus van sant…i’m a sucker for culture clash and miscommunication.
The Coen Brothers segment with Steve Buscemi.
Place des fêtes, XIXe arrondissement. I used to live there, and it’s a good snapshot.
Gurinder Chadha and Gus Van Sant
14th arrondissement by Alexander Payne.
Porte de Choisy by Christopher Doyle
The Chris Doyle is hilarious — with Barbet beset by Kung-Fiu fighting hairdressers.Plus the Gus with Gaspard Ulliel falling in love at first sight with Elias McConnell (he played the photographer in “Elephant” and is now a very important part of the ever-expanding Gus family.)
Speaking of this film…. what are everyone’s thoughts on “New York, I love you”… i haven’t seen it yet… my expectations are not high. How can you have a film about NY without Woody Allen or Spike Lee?
I liked the coen’s, the one with natalie portman (sorry I don’t know who directed that one off the top of my head, and alexander payne’s
The damn thing still hasn’t arrived. I just bought a copy and gave up on Netflix. I’ll be back again!
Alexander Payne’s piece (the last short in the film) was the by far the greatest. Moving, poignant, and pitch-perfect.
I really loved Place des Victoires by Nobuhiro Suwa, Place des Fêtes by Olive Schmitz, 14th arrondissement by Alexander Payne, Parc Monceau by Alfonso Cuaron, Quais de Seine by Gurinder Chada, Faubourg Saint-Denis by Tom Tykwer, and Bastille by Isabel Croixet.
coen brothers is good. pretty bad movie overall though.
14th arrondissement by Alexander Payne. Bastille by Isabel Croixet. Le Marais by Gus Van Sant. Pigalle by Richard LaGravenese. aubourg Saint-Denis by Tom Tykwer. Loin du 16ème by Daniela Thomas and Walter Salles.
Payne does a magical thing with the middle-aged woman character in the 14e Arrondissement segment. At first, she comes across as a laughable character, with her terrible French pronunciation and her seemingly simple-minded appreciation and sentiment for the city. But somewhere in the midst of all that saccharine voiceover, something changes in me and I am on her side. I understand from where she speaks and it is without irony or falsehood. As the denouement in the pacing of the anthology, I thought this was an apt choice and in a way, risks the most with its audience.
My two favorites are the ones directed by Payne and Depardieu. Although I did enjoy the Coens as well.
The Coens piece sticks out to me the most along with the one featuring the guy who gets stabbed.
I can’t remember which came when, but I loved The Coen Brothers’, Alfonso Cuaron’s, and Alexander Payne’s.
I am in agreement with most of you, the last short film was touching in a very unexpected way, since the middle aged tourist is kind of a half-baked character with ludicrous narration. However at the end she left an indelible impression on me.
14th by payne and the one that was done by Walter Salles…
I have trouble choosing
My favorites are Natalie Portman’s, the Cowboy one with Juliette Binoche and Willem Dafoe, and the one with the African guy who gets stabbed.
Alexander Payne’s followed by Tom Tykwer’s.
The one with Portman and the blind guy was awesome.
The one on the Tuileres and Loin du 16eme
Alexander Payne’s. I have not seen anything like it.