“Midnight in Paris”, at 11.45 pm on Rete 4: here is the plot of Woody Allen’s film: The film, broadcast tonight at 11.40 pm on Rete 4, presented at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival out of competition, presents Allen in his happiest creativity as a director/screenwriter. “Midnight in Paris”, tonight at 11.45 pm on Rete 4, the romantic film directed by Woody Allen in 2011. Here’s the plot:
The story is set in the city of light , the cradle of auteur cinema and of the artistic and literary avant-gardes much loved by the Manhattan director . Critically acclaimed, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2012, triumphing in the best original screenplay and winning the Golden Globe in the same category. Counted among Allen’s greatest successes, it is considered the second «chapter» of the director’s so-called «tourist trilogy» ( Vicky Cristina Barcelona , 2008, To Rome With Love , 2012).
Here, Gil (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood screenwriter who aspired to be an author as a young man but who at one point lost his way to a routine job, well paid, but unsatisfying. He is in Paris with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams), before the wedding, but every midnight, by magic, he finds himself reliving in Paris in the 1920s among Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Modigliani, Scott and Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Luis Bunuel, Man Ray, Dali. Also meet Adriana (Marion Cotillard), Picasso’s muse with whom he falls in love. The film also features the then première dame of France Carla Bruni Sarkozy in the role of a tour guide of the Rodin Museum.
A romantic story set in Paris, in which the events of a family in France for business and two young engaged couples who are about to get married intertwine; all grappling with experiences that will change their lives forever. The film is also the story of a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and of the illusion of all those who think that if they had had a different life they would have been much happier.