Thoroughly enjoyed the film: Paris, last night, in Paddington (Sydney).
My daughter has tickets for the French Film Festival. Someone (not the young man with whom she is in a relationship, as it is expressed nowadays, but another fellow) had discovered that he could not attend and I was invited.
She and I agreed, afterwards, walking back to one of the little side streets of Paddington, where her little car was parked, that we agree with the description on the Alliance Francaise website (see below).
We were both into the movie. Not just because the setting is so Paris! and (she spent at least a year there and I was there very briefly two days at a time, in 1972, and in 2005.)
On the Alliance Francaise website
Paris, (made in) France 2007 – Drama
Director: Cédric Klapisch
With: Romain Duris, Juliette BinocheThe cast is one of the most dazzling assembled in recent memory – Juliette Binoche, Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, François Cluzet, Albert Dupontel, Karin Viard and Mélanie Laurent to name just a few.
The story begins with Pierre (Duris), a young man unexpectedly confronted with his own mortality. For the next 24 hours, his tour through the city will weave with those of his beloved sister, his neighbours (some known, some not), their friends and workmates, and their interconnected stories of love, familial bonds, loneliness and compassion come together in unexpected ways.
This emotional and inspiring ode to Paris will have you entranced.
My daughter tells me it’s true, all those actors are very well known but on the path that I’ve taken in recent years there have not been many trips to the cinema and certainly not French movies.
Only briefly did I recognise that I had walked exactly on the same rooftop of the tallest building in Paris, ( as a character, in the film ), where my daughter wisely took me in 2005, having teased me enough, along with her brother, in previous years about my fear of heights, from where I could look towards the Eiffel Tower, on a flat solid roof, behind a chest-high wall.
The cinema was fully booked. The audience was obviously “entranced”. It was another very pleasant, very successful outing with my now adult daughter.
In 2005 she and I had lunch, in Musée d’Orsay. That was great too!
Attended a fully booked showing of the film: Paris, shown in Paddington, accompanied by my daughter.