Movies, movies, movies.
Dear Bihotz lovers,
We all love watching films. Movies allow us to escape, have a good laugh and they generally lighten up our mood. But for some people choosing a movie can be a dilemma. Luckily, we're here to help! You can find below our favourite romantic movies set in Paris, you just need to pick one up from this list and press play. We promise you won't regret it!
1. Last tango in Paris
Last tango in Paris is a 1972 erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Following his wife's suicide, American hotelier Paul becomes obsessed with the beautiful younger French woman Jeanne when he meets her by chance at an apartment both are attempting to rent. The couple begins an extended but purely anonymous sexual relationship in which they don't even tell each other their names.
2. Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge is a 2001 jukebox musical romantic drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she has been promised by the manager to a Duke in return for funding his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine's wedding day draws closer but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke.
3. The dreamers
The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. In May 1968, the student riots in Paris only exacerbate the isolation felt by three youths: an American exchange student named Matthew and twins Théo and Isabelle. Having bonded over their mutual love of cinema, Matthew is fascinated by the sense of intimacy shared by Isabelle and Theo, who were born conjoined. When the twins' bohemian parents go away for a month, they ask Matthew to stay at their place, and the three lose themselves in fantasy.
4. Love songs
Love songs is a 2007 French musical film directed by Christophe Honoré. Ismael and Julie lead a blissfully romantic existence in Paris and are as likely to sing their thoughts as speak them. They meet a variety of equally passionate young people as they wander through the dream-like city, and they invite Alice into their lives. The delicate balance of their idyllic world is threatened when death intrudes unexpectedly, challenging them to keep love alive through loss and mourning.
5. Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Gil Pender is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee, he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange -yet familiar- revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.
Angel-A, is a Parisian fantasy and romantic drama directed by Luc Besson. Andre has just returned to Paris in the hope of starting his life over. In Paris for only a few hours, Andre finds himself dangling high over the edge of the Eiffel Tower, begging for his life from a man he hoped never to see again. With his underworld dealing catching him up, Andre is given 24 hours to pay off his debts and save his life.
Amélie is a French romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet in 2001. It was written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian lifestyle, set in the picturesque neighbourhood of Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while struggling with her own isolation.