Midnight in Paris is a 2011 film from director Woody Allen. The film focuses on the main character of Gil, an American who navigates his way around Paris with his fiancée.
The film incorporates elements of fantasy and nostalgia as Gil mysteriously goes back in time to 1920s Paris each night at midnight.
The film presents a visible tension between American and French culture, or rather, the stereotypes that American culture holds of France.
Themes of nostalgia, memory, and history are ruminated upon against a romantic Parisian background and this allows for an exploration of characters and of the city itself.
With many of Allen’s films set in New York, ‘Midnight in Paris’ is a rich and vibrant departure.