|Vincent Van Gogh - Café Terrace at Night|
Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris was a revelation from its very first shots.
The film opens up with amazing views of Paris during sunny and rainy days. A jazzy soundtrack makes the atmosphere chatty, casual, and intimately mundane.
I won't go into plot details, this is not a movie review. Here, I want to express my gratitude to Woody Allen for giving me the most beautifully magical moments ever watching a movie.
With Midnight in Paris, one has the impression of being projected into the charming world of an Impressionistic tale: ballrooms and trumpets, old-style cafés and Rococo merry-go-rounds, old writers, painters, and nostalgia shops.
You will be charmed by the naive sensitivity of Gil Penders (Owen Wilson); you will feel safe in the rocky strong aura of Ernest Hemingway; amused by that eccentric couple of minutes in the company of Salvador Dalì; you will fall in love with splendid Adriana (Marion Cotillard).
The film's melancholically warm and romantic dims will have you and your beloved trapped in each other's arms.
And, yes, just as New York is a "town that still exists in black and white", Woody Allen will convince you that "Paris looks better in the rain".