By: Kacie Versaci
Who doesn’t love Paris? The lights, the food, the shopping, the…love. Paris, Je T’aime gives us eighteen views of just that — the love of, or in, Paris. It’s a fantastic concept — eighteen talented directors each create a vignette representing a neighborhood of the city while illustrating different sides of love.
First, a small word of advice: This is not Love Actually, so it will be a waste of your time to try and find the deus ex machina; there is little to no connection between the stories. It might seem a little daunting at first, but trust me, the pieces bleed seamlessly into one another, and each will capture your attention for different reasons.
Now that that’s out of the way, onto what Paris Je T’aime is: a beautifully shot showcase of human connection, a smorgesbord of relationships — from mother and child, and husband and wife, to tourist and vampire and woman to Oscar Wilde’s ghost. It’s sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes funny as hell, other times down right strange.