Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), main Kerouac’s characters, are the typical representatives of the Beat Generation. After the death of his father, Sal Paradise falls into the search of the answers to the question “How to live?”. One of the answers he finds is to write. But while the muse is somewhere over the corner, he spends his time hanging out with his friends in jazz bars. Soon he meets Garrett Hedlund’s (“Tron: Legacy”, “Troy”) character Dean, a real child of bohemia. Together they aim for everything and take every chance they get.
“Paris, je t'aime” is about the plurality of cinema in one mythic location: Paris, the City of Love. Twenty filmmakers have five minutes each; the audience must weave a single narrative out of twenty moments. The 18 moments are fused by transitional interstitial sequences and also via the introduction and epilogue. Each transition begins with the last shot of the previous film and ends with the first shot of the following film, extending the enchantment and the emotion of the previous segment, preparing the audience for a surprise, and providing a cohesive atmosphere.