For one of my classes, we had to watch and take notes on a film called Paris Je T’aime. It is two hours long and consists of several smaller films that are less than ten minutes long. There were some films that were unforgettable, and others that I wanted to forget about.
One film that caught my eye was called Quais de Seine. It revolves around a guy named Francois and a girl named Zarka. Francois and his friends are catcalling women until Zarka falls down and Francois goes to help her. They meet up later near a Mosque and Francois meets her grandfather.
A second film that grabbed me was called Quartier De La Madeleine. It is more of a thriller movie with a lot of twists. A female vampire is on the verge of killing a bypasser, but doesn’t, and ends up saving him and turning him into a vampire. The only color used was red for blood and different shades of blue to represent nighttime.
Another short story I was intrigued by was called Place de Fetes. A girl named Sophie was helping a guy who was severely injured. The man remembered meeting Sophie and sang a song that transitioned into flashbacks of when they first met and what led to his injury in the first place. I found the use of flashbacks very significant because they presented a tale that could help us understand what he was talking about.
One film that I was not a fan of was Pigalle. Some guy and woman apparently own a theater and go to a bar and strip club. To me, it didn’t really make sense. I didn’t quite get the context of the film. The two are married, but it seemed like the man was more of a stalker. All in all, I recommend Paris Je T’aime. It’s a pretty good movie.