Reviewed by yasminomar
on 06/08/2015 12:15

Following his crime scenes in London and love-triangles in Barcelona, Woody Allen’s ‘European series’ culminates in Midnight in Paris, the enchanting story of nostalgic writer Gil’s mystifying nocturnal visits to the 1920s. Set to swoons of Sidney Bechet’s jazz saxophone, the film delves into the past, showing us great artists of the period including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Buñuel. This Lost Generation’s post-war angst resonates with Gil, whose career doubts and upcoming marriage have plunged him into a similar state of turmoil. Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of Midnight in Paris is its outstanding cinematography: each shot is as sumptuous and glossy as an unwritten postcard. Allen’s love letter to Paris is enough to make anyone romantic about the City of Lights.