Upcoming at the Rockland Jewish Film Festival: Paris-Manhattan

Tournage Paris ManhattanDirected by Sophie Lellouche, “Paris-Manhattan” tells the story of a young woman with a passion for a famed film director in this delightful romantic comedy.

Alice (Alice Taglioni) is a beautiful, but single thirty-something whose obsession with Woody Allen is put to the test by a gallant Frenchman (Patrick Bruel). Under the constant pressure from her increasingly anxious Jewish parents to get married, Alice fills prescriptions alongside her father at their family-owned pharmacy. Rather than dating, she seeks refuge in the world of Woody Allen, engaging in imaginary conversations and surrounding herself with images of the iconic filmmaker, continually quoting his trademark witty Woody-cisms, and even prescribing DVDs of his films for her customers to help alleviate their ailments. Will a chance at love finally bring her a winning suitor and happy ending? If you’re a fan of Woody Allen’s contributions to cinema, this is one tribute to him you don’t want to miss, and it also makes for a lovely date-night movie. Also, be on the lookout for a cameo by the famous filmmaker!

Cath Clarke of Time Out calls the film, “A fun, fluffy, but chic romantic comedy that looks so effortless.”

“Paris-Manahttan” will have its Rockland premiere on Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. at the AMC Palisades Theaters, as part of the 11th JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival. Purchasing tickets in advance saves $2, so visit jccrockland.org or call 845-362-4400 x 100.