A mixed bag of vignettes with some absolute gems. '14e Arrondissement' (Alexander Payne), 'Bastille' (Isabel Coixet), 'Quais de Seines' (Berges and Chadha), 'Tuileries' (Coen Bros.), 'Quartier des Enfants Rouge' (Oliver Assayas) are such highlights.
Tried to watch this one but apparently I could only reach minute 80 out of two full hours. Frustrating. However i definitely enjoyed most of the shorts which were part of it, especially the Coen brothers's part which was so typical of them (violence illustrated in a fun way), Sylvain Chomet's little story about the love between mimes (a must see for mime-haters. haha) and of course Alfonso Cuaron's twist-ending film
Interesting to observe how, in a collective movie, it's easy to spot the directors who play the game, who took Paris as star of their film in this case, and those who are unable to adapt their artistic world to an imposed subject. So, for instance, Gus Van Sant and Vincenzo Natali completely missed the point here. Too bad because the film as a whole is very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Some winners and some losers. I simply cannot watch Natalie Portman act. It seems she's never been told "no" in her entire life. So, apart from her short, I strongly recommend this set of shorts. Lonely American woman touring Paris wins the show.