The world’s oldest and most prestigious film festival kicks off today in none other than Cannes, France with American actor Robert De Niro serving as President of the Jury. De Niro’s last noteworthy trip to France was in 1998 when he was questioned by the French police for 9 hours regarding a prostitution ring. Better luck this time, Robert!
A Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes for cultural snobs – but still Woody Allen’s best film since Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
The 64th Cannes Film Festival has begun with a soft landing. Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, screening out of competition, is the latest dispatch from the Grand Tour of Europe that the American director, who claims to have been priced out of the States, has been sending in recent years. Even more than in Everyone Says I Love You, it’s a valentine of the camembert kind, a nostalgic wonderland that offers up a picture-postcard version of the city (Look! The Eiffel Tower! The Louvre! The Champs Elysees!) whiter than the national team of the French football federation’s dreams. It’s also Allen’s best film since Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Owen Wilson plays Gil, a Californian hack who churns out screenplays but dreams of writing a novel. He and his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) have come to Paris to sigh dreamily as they wander its boulevards and the banks of the Seine. The trouble is that Inez’s Tea Party-supporting parents are with them. Another problem is that Inez prefers to spend her time in the company of her college crush Paul (Michael Sheen), a pompous visiting academic who’s in town to deliver a lecture at the Sorbonne.
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- ‘Midnight in Paris’: Could it be Woody Allen’s return trip to the Oscars? (insidemovies.ew.com)
- Rachel McAdams: Cannes Film Festival, Here I Come! (justjared.buzznet.com)
- Supermodel French First Lady Stars In New Woody Allen Film (huffingtonpost.com)
- Film party: Everybody comes to Cannes, or wants to (sfgate.com)
- Film party: Everybody comes to Cannes, or wants to (ctv.ca)
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