While this sensitively composed love letter to Paris only rarely captures the city's spirit of exciting teeming vitality- it's no Man with a Movie Camera- it is extremely beautiful and elegant, with subtle pleasures along the way, best enjoyed in contemplative frame of mind.
dark spots under the bridge and rays of sun going through the holes; a girl with a hat talking on the phone, mannequins //i loved its soft framing and how camera moves are elegant and smooth. but it is too slow even for me sometimes and it is not even the biggest flaw, but its repetitiveness in first 55 min. it feels like he filmed few streets around the river, from same angles, over and over. must admit i do prefer
Of all the images of the film, the strangest feel comes from a subterranean channel: punctuated with upper holes that give way to the open air, light falls through these shaping diagonal columns, which rhythmically follow each other and, being the only sources of light in the darkness of the tunnel, form the image of something that looks like a science fiction highway.