Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris Will Open Cannes Film Festival

bruni_120.jpgHow will Carla Bruni's bread-holding skills be received by the Cannes crowd? Festival organizers have announced that Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris will open the 64th annual Festival de Cannes on May 11. "Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris", said Festival director Thierry Frémaux in the press release. "It's a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration." As Guy Lodge pointed out on Twitter, the last Allen film to open the fest was Hollywood Ending. Fingers crossed for a better result. [Deadline]