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The roofs of Paris in films : Midnight in Paris - 2011


Midnight in Paris is an American-Spanish comedy directed by Woody Allen and released in French cinemas on May 11, 2011. The film was presented as the opening film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, it won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.


The film tells the story of a writer, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), who is in need of inspiration. He finds himself in Paris on vacation, accompanied by his fiancée, Inez, and her parents. Gil is very attracted to Paris and wants to live there.


One evening, around midnight, Gil is out for a stroll when a car from the 1920s pulls up alongside him and the passengers, dressed in the fashion of the time, ask him to join them. Gil finds himself transported back in time and meets the personalities of the 1920s. He discovers the Paris of bygone days, which makes him question many aspects of his life.


This film is a concentrate of nostalgia for an era that has not been lived through. It prompts us to reflect on the embellishment of the past and teaches us that it's better to live in our own time, since the present will inevitably be boring.

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