Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I will now make a bold statement: Paris, JE T'AiME will be the absolute best film you could possibly see this year, hands down...and yes, I know the year is only half over.

If you haven't heard of this gem, it's a collection of vignettes, all of which are set in the City of Love. Among the twenty-some directors who pitched in on this project are the Coen Brothers, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Christopher Doyle, Alexander Payne, Tom Tykwer, and Gus Van Sant.

Honestly, all of the segments are fantastic, but the short that steals the show in my opinion is Sylvain Chomet's "Tour Eiffel," in which a little boy tells the story of how his mother and father met. (Chomet is the genius who gave us The Triplets of Belleville back in '03.) I've found that particular section of the film to share with you:

Now seriously, get thee to an art house!