Director Eleanor Coppola made her narrative feature debut with Paris Can Wait (2016) at the age of 80 years. However, she isn't the oldest person to direct a narrative first feature film: That distinction belongs to Japanese director Takeo Kimura, who was 90 when his narrative debut feature Dreaming Awake (2008) was released.

This is the first feature film by Eleanor Coppola since her Emmy Award - winning documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991), which was released 25 years ago.

This was Eleanor Coppola's narrative feature film debut at the age of 80 years, making her one of the oldest first-time narrative feature film directors ever.