Michel Gondry Records a Video Tour of His Favorite 'VHS Labyrinth'
"I think sometimes its good that you get your ass out of the house." Okay, so this place is amazing. If you love old VHS rental stores, you have to watch this. Media site Nowness (via Movies.com) has debuted an exclusive video featuring French filmmaker Michel Gondry giving a tour and talking about his favorite video rental store found in Paris, France - the Vidéo Club de La Butte (see on Google maps). He picks out and discusses different filmmakers like Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Méliès while explaing how they inspired his work. Such a unique video rental store, I hope this place stays open forever. Check this out!
Here's the "A Cinephile's Labyrinth" video featuring director Michel Gondry in his own neighborhood:
"Michel Gondry takes us on a tour of his local Parisian haunt in A Cinephile's Labyrinth, a new work directed by Larry Clark alumna, actress and filmmaker Tiffany Limos. The Academy Award-winning director reminisces on time spent wandering the aisles of La Butte Video Club, the small VHS and DVD store to which he has made pilgrimages over the years." For more info on the video, head over to Nowness, where they also have a Q&A with the filmmaker. I just love listening to him talk about how much he loves watching movies from a rental shop like this. His filmmaker wisdom: "Humor helps to swallow the harshness of life."