Woody Allen will follow-up last year’s hugely successful return-to-form Midnight in Paris in June with To Rome With Love, another vignette-based romantic comedy set in a European capital. The film consists of four stories: one of which a husband (Woody Allen) and his wife (Judy Davis) travel to Rome and meet the family of the Italian man their daughter is going to marry; another features a man named Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni) who gets mistaken for a movie star; the third features an architect (Alec Baldwin) from California visiting Rome with his friends; in a fourth segment two newlyweds go to Rome in order to visit some relatives but instead get lost in the city. The great cast also features Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page, and the film certainly looks like a lot of fun, if a little light and fluffy. The vignette style has its disadvantages, as there will always be certain stories that are weaker than others (Benigni’s seems the least interesting to me), but here’s hoping Allen’s fine form continues.

To Rome With Love opens June 22 in the US. Watch the first trailer below (via Slashfilm).

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