Now Playing: "Paris"

"The French writer-director Cédric Klapisch makes fiction films that are better than most documentaries at tracking the ravages and felicities of urban renewal, the connections between people and their neighborhoods, the ties that both bind and torment families. In his latest feature, "Paris," he does all of that and then some. "Paris" sees life—on earth, not just in La Ville Lumière—as a dance of human connections, some of which fail while others endure."

Paris is now showing at the Ragtag Cinema through Thursday, Dec. 10. Click here to read the rest of Joe Morgenstern's Wall Street Journal review.