Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris is an American and Spanishromantic comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen, premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in May. It is produced by Spanish group Mediapro and Allen's Gravier Productions, and stars Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni and Adrien Brody.
"A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own would be better."
The cast includes:
- Owen Wilson as Gil
- Rachel McAdams as Inez
- Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein
- Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway
- Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí
- Carla Bruni as Museum Guide
- Marion Cotillard as Adriana
- Michael Sheen as Paul
- Gad Elmaleh as Detective Tisserant
- Kurt Fuller as John
- Tom Hiddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald
- Mimi Kennedy as Wendy
- Léa Seydoux as Gabrielle
- Daniel Lundh as Belmonte
- Adrien de Van as Luis
- Marcial Di Fonzo Bo as Pablo
Carla Bruni was recruited by Allen for a role as a museum director. There were false reports that Allen re-filmed Bruni's scenes with Léa Seydoux, but Seydoux rebuffed these rumours revealing she had an entirely separate role in the film. Allen also shot down reports that a scene with Bruni required over thirty takes: "I am appalled. I read these things and I could not believe my eyes...These are not exaggerations, but inventions from scratch. There is absolutely no truth." He continued to describe Bruni as "very professional" and insisted he was pleased with her scenes, stating that "every frame will appear in the film."
Filming locations include John XXIII Square (near Notre Dame), on the Île de la Cité itself, and near the Panthéon. The film is the first Allen has shot entirely in Paris, though both Love and Death (1975) and Everyone Says I Love You (1996) were partially filmed there.
The film is co-produced by Allen's Gravier Productions and the Catalan company Mediapro. It is the third film the two companies have co-produced, the others being Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.
The film received generally good reviews after its premiere at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. It currently holds an 92% "fresh" rating at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Allen's highest score since Bullets Over Broadway in 1994.Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter praised Darius Khondji's cinematography and claimed the film "has the concision and snappy pace of Allen's best work".References
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