Seduced by France

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EVENT: Midnight in Paris

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

STARRING: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni

VENUE: Pocklington Arts Centre

DATES: Sunday at 7pm, Monday and Tuesday at 7.30pm

A romantic comedy about a family staying in the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own could be better.

Even for people who have never been to Paris, the name of the city is more than a metaphor for magic — it’s almost a synonym.

Certainly there’s no better place on earth that Woody Allen could have chosen for his new romantic comedy than Paris. It is a city with a unique mythology and heritage, celebrated for the extraordinary beauty of its streets, boulevards and gardens, as well as the splendour found inside so many of the greatest museums in the world. The resonance of its history, from major political and cultural events to the aura of its legendary restaurants and cafes, is felt everywhere.

The past endures and shines brightly in Paris, which makes it well-suited for a story of a man reinvigorating his feelings and finding inspiration to reflect on his life.