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Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS opening Cannes 2011

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 2nd, 2011

Midnight in Paris

While history seemed to be in the favor of films like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES or TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, apparently the programmers behind this year’s Cannes Film Festival decided to go a bit smaller for their opening night film.

According to The Playlist, Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS will open the festival, which starts on May 11, and runs until May 21.

The film follows a family traveling to the city on business, with a focus on a young couple who have recently become engaged, as they grow throughout the trip.  Starring the likes of Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Adrien Brody, Nina Arianda, Corey Stoll, Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fullerby, Carla Bruni, Léa Seydoux, and Manu Payet, the film has an impressive cast that should prove to be quite an interesting sight on the Croisette and the festival’s red carpet.

Personally, while it goes without saying that France is a bit of a fan of Allen and his films, this should be a really great way to kick off what could be one of the biggest and most talked about Cannes Film Festivals in quite some time.

What do you think?

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