By Edward Davis | The Playlist April 22, 2011 at 8:15AM
There is probably no better way to kick off the Cannes Film Festival this year than with Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris." France adores the director, and with a star-studded cast and the film set in the most romantic city in the world, it's really the perfect mix of ingredients for what will hopefully be a lovely little treat before the heaviness of the rest of the festival entries screen.
Starring a huge ensemble of A-list talent and Gallic stars including 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 French comedians Gad Elmaleh and Manu Payet, “Midnight In Paris” is a romantic comedy that follows a family traveling to the titular city for business, including a young engaged couple who have their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.
Anyway, take a brief French vacation with the pics below. "Midnight In Paris" opens on May 20th. [IMDB]