Romantic Parisian experiment to hit Indian market
French production Paris, je t'aime, a collection of short films that opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, will be seen in India soon with PVR Pictures buying it.
Says Sanjeev Bijli of PVR Pictures: "The 10 or so films that we have acquired from the Cannes Film Market this time are principally independent Hollywood films. Non-English films do not usually work in India, but we decided to pick up the French film because we loved it very much."
Paris, je t'aime is a collection of 18 five-minute films about romantic encounters set in different parts of the city. Among the directors who have helmed a segment each is British Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha.
The other directors whose work figures in Paris, je t'aime are the Coen brothers and Gus Van Sant from the US, Mexico's Alfonso Cuoron, Brazil's Walter Salles, Germany's Tom Tykwer and cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
In a film exhibition market dominated almost completely by star vehicles, it would be interesting to see how such a work fares in the multiplexes.