Culture Francais

by Marisa Olsen


This past weekend, I watched the first-half of Paris, Je t'Aime (twice). The film is composed of 5 minute vignettes starring both French and well-known American actors. I know what you're thinking and yes, like all French movies, Gerard Depardieu starred in this one as well. The vignettes represented France to a fault: sweet, ironic, sexy and tragic. Although entertaining, there were some stories that I simply did not understand. Par exemple, Henry/ An nai. You couldn't pay me to understand. Was it supposed to represent a French hair ad? Also, I found the French mime skit rather frightening and annoying, although the little boy running away with the over sized duffel was cute. I look forward to completing my viewing at a later date.