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Cannes Favorite: Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen

Woody Allen's Cannes Film Festival opener ends up as one of the favorites for showing a delightfully magical Paris!

“Paris after midnight is magic.”

That’s how award-winning director Woody Allen managed to catch his viewer’s attention in the trailer alone. Midnight in Paris is among the favorites of this year’s Cannes Film Festival for a reason—“it’s a wonderful love letter to Paris,” as mentioned by Festival director Thierry Frémaux!

Paris, to many, is a magical city sought after for its exquisite blend of art, history, and pleasure. So naturally, anything with “Paris” on it will make people stop, look, and listen. Midnight in Paris is no exception, as there are many reasons for people to look forward to it aside from the Parisian sceneries—it’s a Woody Allen film, there’s the ravishing Rachel McAdams, it’s a promising romantic comedy, and there’s Carla Bruni. It was well-received for being just the right film to open this year’s Cannes, and still garnering positive reviews days after its premiere in the prestigious film festival.

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a family who goes to Paris for a business trip and an engaged couple—Gil and Inez—who are set to get married in the fall. Gil, a young and wealthy Hollywood scriptwriter who dreams of writing a noteworthy literary novel, is excited by his own ardor for the long past bohemian life in Paris, but eventually gets irritated at the humdrum contemporary culture of the present. During a midnight stroll around town, he gets picked up by a group in a vintage car, and the next thing he knows, he’s whisked back in time to Paris of the 1920’s. And not only that—he also gets to meet Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and many other cultural icons.

Curious? Watch the enticing trailer below!

Sources/Additional Readings:

Cannes 2011 Review: Woody Allen’s Latest Movie ‘Midnight in Paris (FirstShowing.Net)’
Cannes film festival review: Midnight in Paris

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