The eternal wisdom of Woody Allen informs Sophie Lellouche’s delicious romantic comedy about a young woman whose choices in life and love are shaped by the philosophies of her favourite filmmaker.

Director: Sophie Lellouche
Cast: Alice Taglioni, Patrick Bruel, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Woody Allen
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: France

PGMild coarse language and themes

Paris-Manhattan

“Observant & funny… with an ace up its sleeve I won’t spoil.”
Paul Byrnes, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“Charming. So adorable you’ll leave the cinema giddy, like you’re floating on air.”
MADISON

“Utterly endearing. As lively and wonderful as Paris in spring.”
Oliver Delcroix, LE FIGARO

“A charmer. There’s something special here, with humour at every turn. The dialogue sparks, with extra Woody Allen zing. This a handsome film that makes you laugh – one to enjoy.”
Annette Basile, FILMINK

“Take the rom-com genre and turns it on its head. Lellouche’s film is charming and witty and basically the antithesis of the Hollywood formula that has turned this genre into a predictable sappy goop. The character of Alice is someone you immediately fall in love with and care about, despite her different takes on life, which is what makes her so endearing.”
Samantha Tse, ARTINFO

“A charming and likeable treat. Sweet, fun and chic.”
Cath Clarke, TIME OUT LONDON

The eternal wisdom of Woody Allen informs PARIS-MANHATTAN, debut writer/director Sophie Lellouche’s charming and warm-hearted romantic comedy about a young woman whose choices in life and love are shaped by the philosophies of her favourite filmmaker.

Idealistic pharmacist Alice (the adorable Alice Taglioni) is totally obsessed with the movies of Woody Allen. She continually quotes lines from his films, engages in imaginary conversations, and even prescribes her customers his classic works to help alleviate their ailments; it’s little wonder she’s still single in her thirties! Alice’s increasingly concerned Jewish parents hope to cure her fixation by setting her up with a handsome French gentleman (Patrick Bruel), but even he quickly realises that he’s no match for the man of her dreams…

Playfully poking fun at France’s ongoing love affair with the acclaimed New York auteur, PARIS-MANHATTAN affectionately references a slew of indelible movie moments, and is a fun and brazenly nostalgic comedy for anyone ever bitten by the Woody bug, or the City of Light… or both.

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