Three tales of romance and heartbreak: A stranger turns a girl’s world upside down. A heartbroken woman tries to find new love. An artist finds disappointment at every turn.
Structured episodically, Rendezvous in Paris is Rohmer’s homage to the French capital and to the role of coincidence in everyday life. Moving gently across the city’s cafes, parks, and back streets, each of the three stories establishes a romantic tie with the urban space around it. Masterful.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Michel Gondry, 2008, United States
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria