This bittersweet valentine to Paris, with love and squalor, is composed of 18 vignettes, each with a different director and set in another of the city's vividly diverse quartiers
. As is always the case with compilation films, some segments are far better than others. But they're all so brief that the least of them passes quickly and the best are small miracles of economical storytelling.
It opens with Bruno Podalydes' trifling Montmartre, in which a compulsive navel-gazer (Podalydes) finds the possibility of love while looking for a parking space, and ends with Alexander Paynes' sour 14th Arrondissement, a condescending vignette in whi...