PARIS CAN WAIT is a comedy romance written and directed by Eleanor Coppola, who is the wife of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. It marks Eleanor’s feature film directorial and screenwriting debut at the age of 81.
Screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, the film stars Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre.
Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving fine food and wine, humor, wisdom, and picturesque sights.