In a single swirling shot, director Elisabeth Vogler stages a handful of conversations on the streets of Paris, which just opened up after the lockdown. The characters we meet are different, and the topics of conversation touch on everything between heaven and earth in a manner reminiscent of Richard Linklater’s Slacker. We have seen people in the streets of Paris on film countless times, but in the light of the pandemic that has characterized not only the city but the whole world, Vogler gives the crowds a meaning that makes the film much more than a style exercise. Roaring 20’s becomes a captivating journey towards the rest of the decade and is a film that almost feels like an exhalation.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano