Category Archives: Paris in the movies

L’Amour l’Après-Midi (Love in the Afternoon)

It’s a small, claustrophobic world in which Frédéric (Bernard Verley) moves. He has his family at home, and his work in the office. The Paris streets are busy and full of attractive women and with all the strength and passion … Continue reading

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Les Témoins (The Witnesses)

Love is a crashing symbol (and fidelity a distant drum-roll) in André Téchiné’s film about desire, control and the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in mid-eighties Paris. Sarah (Emmanuelle Béart) finds motherhood difficult: it’s hard to write with a young … Continue reading

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Nadja à Paris

Eric Rohmer’s early short film is a sweet, fresh postcard from 1960s Paris, written and narrated by American/Yugoslav exchange student Nadja Tesich who is preparing a thesis on Proust. Rohmer devotes the full 12 minutes to Nadja walking the streets … Continue reading

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Parisiennes

Eriko Takeda plays Kyoko as a woman who knows her own mind, but at the same time welcomes Paris and wills it to change her. Continue reading

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