“I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member”

“It’s said in character, though whether or not Alvy Singer is at that moment his creator Woody Allen, or vice versa, is hard to tell. The Dramatis Personae Allen has brought to life and embodied over the years have been so consistent, and have become so synonymous with the actor himself (especially in his younger years) that the two are almost indistinguishable. The neurotic New York Jew, the intellectual, the timid epicurean who never quite finds the happiness he searches so desperately for – these are the clichés for which both Allen and his characters have come to represent.”

Midnight in Paris, starring Owen Wilson and Carla Brunei, was released to much fanfare at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. We took a look at the famous filmmaker’s reputation in France… that whole marrying his stepdaughter thing? Not such a big deal.

Read Marc Rickenbach’s insightful article in the latest issue of the Carnet Atlantique.

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