Woody Allen's 46th feature film, entitled Midnight in Paris, is slated to open this years Cannes Film Festival. Très approprié! This marks Allen's first film that he filmed in Paris, in the first decade of his career in which he's voyaged outside his native New York. The film stars Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates and Michael Sheen. Mr. Allen and myself have had a contentious last years in the auteur vs. fan relationship from the highs of Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona to the lows of Scoop and Whatever Works, however it would feel like sacrilege to call it quits now, especially since his perennials are usually playing in a non-stop loop through my mind. Recently re-watched Manhattan, and it's aged so sweetly!
This marks Allen's tenth appearance on the Croisette.