Midnight In Paris
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard
USA, 2011, 100’, color
English & French with Turkish subtitles
A screenwriter, Gil, strolls the lanes of Paris with his head in the clouds and walks right into his own best fantasy. Gil is in Paris with his materialistic fiancée and her unpleasant parents, taking a break from his financially rewarding but spiritually unfulfilling Hollywood career--and he can't stop thinking that all he wants to do is quit the movies, move to Paris, and write that novel he's been meaning to finish. Sure enough, a midnight encounter draws him into the jazzy world of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso and Dali, and an intense Ernest Hemingway, who promises to bring Gil's manuscript to Gertrude Stein for review. Gil wakes up every morning back in the real world, but returning to his enchanted Paris proves fairly easy. The city glows with Allen's romantic sense. A worthy entry in the Cinema of the Daydream.
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