Saturday, June 09, 2007

Paris Je T'aime

The first Thursday of every month, the lovely Nancy has organized a fabulous girls night for some of her fabulous friends (including moi!). Sometimes we go to museums, other times we just eat and sometimes we go see films. This past Thursday Nancy had the great idea of going to see Paris Je T'aime at the Clay theater. Unfortunately Nancy got called away at the last minute for work but Camilla, Meghan and I still enjoyed a little piece of France. A collection of 18 short vignettes that take place across various neighborhoods in Paris transport you into the lives of these interesting and unusual people. Some ordinary, some extraordinary, all searching for love. My favorite was the one written by Gus Van Sant and featuring Natalie Portman as a struggling actress and her blind boyfriend.

It was sort of like a music video with urban beats pulsing in the background and images sped up to illustrate passing time. Maybe it's because I love Natalie Portman, but her deranged but sweet story left me wanting more from this particular couple.
If you need to transport yourself to another world for an evening, check out Paris Je T'aime.


Nancy said...

so sad I missed it, but so happy you went and that it was fun! now la vie en rose is playing at the clay, sure not to be sweet but likely to be quite French and atmospheric :)

Camilla said...

i liked the natalie portman story lots too!
also thought the muslim woman in one of the first stories was just so gorgeous - i am pulling for her and her french soon to be (?) bf (and her grandpa!)

Courtney said...

I love the idea of having a planned girl's night once a month! :-) And I love anything Paris--gotta see if I can rent that movie.