“Paris, je t'aime” is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 18 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere. There's a reappearing mysterious character who is a witness to the Parisian life. A common theme of Paris and love fuses all.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi, Elijah Wood, Nick Nolte, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant, Bob Hoskins, Ben Gazzara, Gérard Depardieu, Rufus Sewell, Miranda Richardson, Alexander Payne
Directed by Olivier Assayas ("Quartier des Enfants Rouges"), Frédéric Auburtin, Gérard Depardieu ("Quartier Latin"), Gurinder Chadha ("Quais de Seine"), Sylvain Chomet ("Tour Eiffel"), Ethan Coen&Joel Coen ("Tuileries"), Isabel Coixet ("Bastille"), Wes Craven ("Père-Lachaise"), Alfonso Cuarón ("Parc Monceau"), Christopher Doyle ("Porte de Choisy"), Richard LaGravenese/ ("Pigalle"), Vincenzo Natali ("Quartier de la Madeleine"), Alexander Payne ("14th arrondissement"), Bruno Podalydès ("Montmartre"), Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas ("Loin du 16ème"), Oliver Schmitz ("Place des Fêtes"), Nobuhiro Suwa ("Place des Victoires"), Tom Tykwer/ ("Faubourg Saint-Denis"), Gus Van Sant/ ("Le Marais")
Feature film concept and transitions Emmanuel Benbihy
Idea by Tristan Carné
Producer: Emmanuel Benbihy, Claudie Ossard