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Paris: XY


Zaire-born, Paris-based filmmaker Zeka Laplaine takes DV camera in hand to direct this drama recalling Francois Truffant's vision of the city of lights. Since he was a young, lonely teen arriving from Africa to Paris, Max (Laplaine) has loathed Christmas. As he informs the audience, he hates being lonely -- who likes it? -- and there is something about the holiday season that inspires particular angst. This year, his lack of Yuletide cheer is especially sharp; his French wife, Helene, just dumped him...more