American filmmaker Woody Allen has announced that his next film, which will be shot in Paris and in the French language, will be his last. A very rich filmography which will therefore conclude with a fiftieth film for the cinema, before a retirement from the screens which he wishes to devote to writing.
Woody Allen prepares his bow
At 86, the American screenwriter and director Woody Allen has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the production of his next and therefore last film. An announcement made in the pages of the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, while the filmmaker is currently in Europe for the pre-production of this ultimate feature film. An event, insofar as Woody Allen will have permanently marked the history of cinema since his first film, Lily the tigressreleased in 1966.
The film has been described by its maker as close to Match Pointreleased in 2004 and one of his greatest hits, and that it will be so “thrilling, dramatic and also very dark“. Currently untitled, this new film will be shot in Paris and in French. It can therefore be expected that a major part of the cast will be made up of domestic talents.
With, perhaps, again Louis Garrel, present at the distribution of his recent Rifkin’s Festival ? For the moment we do not have more information. But one thing is certain, after Midnight in Paris in 2011, Woody Allen will bring down the curtain in Paris. Before, in his words, devoting time to writing.
Farewell to the 76th Cannes Film Festival?
Very popular in Francedespite the very low theatrical score recorded by Rifkin’s Festival (only 89,000 admissions), Woody Allen should soon start filming this latest project. With, to date, 49 feature films to his credit, the filmmaker has been rewarded numerous times (including 24 Oscar nominations and four statuettes won), and his works have often been selected for the most prestigious festivals, most of the time out of competition. In particular, he was rewarded in 2002 with a Palme d’honneur at the Cannes Film Festival. And he could perhaps return to the Croisette during the 76th Cannes Film Festival to present his film there.