Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ Will Open Cannes


Woody Allen’s latest film, a romantic comedy called Midnight in Paris which stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, and Adrien Brody — and features a brief cameo by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as a Parisian museum director — has been selected to open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11. Hopefully this means that it’s better than the only other Allen film we can think of that’s set in the City of Lights, 1996’s Everyone Says I Love You. “Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris,” said Cannes director Thierry Fremaux. “It’s a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration.” Allen won the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes in 1985 for his film The Purple Rose of Cairo . [via The Wrap]