Shunned by audiences and critics, Woody Allen’s last film, Rifkin’s Festival, shot in San Sebastián and released in July, was one of the biggest failures of his career. After having confided, in an interview granted to Alec Baldwin, his weariness vis-à-vis the cinema, the New York director announced to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia his decision to stop the cinema to devote himself to writing, and has just published his fifth collection of humorous short stories, Zero Gravity. abroad (Manhattan and La Rose pourpre du Caire) and an honorary Palme d’Or for his entire career. His fiftieth and final film, entitled Wasp 22, will be shot in Paris and in French next fall. The director spoke of a “very sinister” film in the same vein as one of his greatest hits, Match Point. The casting is for the moment being kept secret. As a reminder, Dylan Farrow, the director’s adopted daughter, has repeatedly claimed to have been sexually abused by Woody Allen in 1992, when she was 7 years old, this that his adoptive father has always refuted. Allen v. Farrow, a four-part documentary produced by HBO and broadcast in France on OCS in 2021, returned to this affair and the conflict between the director and his ex-wife and the mother of his children, Mia Farrow.
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