Paris is on the Big Screen
Walking in Paris can sometimes be something from a movie.
Its cobbled streets, its residents, its majestic squares, its beautiful bridges, its mystery.
For decades, Paris has inspired many filmmakers, highlighting its many neighborhoods, its favorite spots, and its eclectic atmosphere.
(Re)discover the city of light through our selection of Paris-dedicated films.
“Paris je t’aime” by Cédric Klapisch
18 filmmakers declare their love to Paris and reveal how they truly see the capital. A dive in each district of Paris, stories of admitted, experienced, incongruous, dizzying, or abused love.
Beyond its clichés, the film gives us an uninhibited vision of the city, highlighting its magnificent paradoxes.
In the short film for the 14th arrondissement, an American tourist sitting on a public bench says “this is when I started to love Paris. And this is when I felt that Paris loved me. »
And this is when we both fell madly in love”.
“Midnight in Paris” by Woody Allen
What does Paris like through Woody Allen’s love struck point of vue? A sweetness of life, a mischievous grace?
Madly in love with this city, the director shows us a powerfully light romance.
We follow the story of a Hollywood screenwriter staying with his American wife in Paris. Stuck between his ultra-conservative parents-in-law and a pedantic and haughty university friend, he is able to escape this heavy atmosphere one evening when a mysterious car picks him up. He is sent into the 1920s with Hemingway, the Fitzgerald couple, Picasso and his mistress Adriana…
By brilliantly assuming clichés, the film is an open declaration to the beauty of ancient times, to Paris, and to love.
“Amélie” by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
A classic that brims with old clichés, but that is too beautiful for us to not want to get lost within the fantasy!
Removed from her fanciful interior world, we follow the story of Amélie. Working in a café in Montmartre, she is always meeting all sorts of original characters. She decides that it’s up to her to spread happiness in the lives of those around her.
With a free, casual, and winding camera, we follow her daily life in the cobbled streets of Paris, her crazy investigations, and her first love at first sight.
Just like in an accepted cliché, we’re off on a free ride through a carefree, volatile, and poetic Paris.
“Two days in Paris” by Julie Delpy
Marion, a true Frenchy from the 14th arrondissement of Paris, introduces her hometown and her family to Jack, a New York architect with whom she shares her life in the United States.
Between cultural misunderstandings and crazy French lunches with her alter-globalist parents, we watch as this couple discovers, argues with, and loves each other in the streets of Paris.