London, Feb 3 (ANI): Director Woody Allen's new romantic comedy 'Midnight in Paris' will reportedly open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11.
Shot in the French capital last year, it features a cameo from France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, reports the BBC. Festival director Thierry Fremaux has called the movie "a wonderful love letter to Paris".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," Fremaux added.
According to Cannes organisers, it will open in French cinemas on the same day it is screened at the festival so "audiences can experience live the entire programme of the opening night".
The international cast of Midnight in Paris includes Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates and France's Marion Cotillard.
Allen's 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' was played at Cannes in 2010. (ANI)