What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Paris, Je T'Aime is comprised of 18 five-minute shorts that each take place in a different Paris neighborhood and all have to do with love in some way. There's plenty of adult content sprinkled throughout with strong language, some drug use, and a bit of violence. The most poignant shorts deal with loss: a mother tries to go on after losing her young son, a man dies of a stab wound in front of a woman he likes, and a man nurses his terminally ill wife until her death. Love is a major theme, of course, but so is diversity with Parisians of all stripes and backgrounds represented and celebrated.
- Families can talk about Paris from all the perspectives shown here. Which short is your favorite? Which ones didn't grab you?
- How did each short have to do with love? Was it harder to find this theme in some?
- Which shorts dealt with the topic of diversity? How often do you think these Parisians are represented on film?