Midnight in Paris is such a romantic film for me! It said that everyone will have their “golden ages” in mind & they long for it. And the “golden ages” always refer to the PAST.
So does the story go. The actor (Gil) thinking that the best of Paris is during 1920s & by accident, he has been transported back to the 1920s, an era he idolizes.
He meet all the popular guy of the era, such as Cole Porter, Alice B. Toklas, Josephine Baker, Zelda, Scott Fitzgerald and also Ernest Hemingway. Besides, he also meet Pablo Picasso and his lover, Adriana.
Gil was later fall in love with Adriana. By chance, Gil & Adriana are transported back to the Belle Époque of the 1890s, an era Adriana considers Paris’s Golden Age. They are taken to Maxim’s Paris and to the Moulin Rouge, where they meet Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, and Edgar Degas.
Gil took the opportunity to ask what they thought the best era was, and the three determine that the greatest era was the Renaissance.
Gil, upon observing that different people long for different “golden ages,” has an epiphany, and realizes that despite the allure of nostalgia, it is better to live in the present. Adriana however, elects to stay in the 1890s, and they part.
For me, I’m longing for 1970s & 1980s’s Hong Kong. I having a very deep feeling about Hong Kong which hardly to describe. Every time, when I fly to Hong Kong, I’m thinking I’m back home!! Haha….