6/04/2019

Woody Allen's Next Film Sounds Like All The Rest, Except At A Film Festival


It was just a couple of hours ago that I posted news on Woody Allen's upcoming film, the 51st of his legendary filmmaking career, and suggested we wouldn't hear any plot details for a while. Wrong again, because MEDIAPRO have issues a press statement that not only confirms the previously-reported casting, but offers a plot synopsis:

“The film tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. They get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty, and charm of Spain and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there. It is a comedy-romance that resolves itself in a funny but romantic way.”

Okay, sounds like every Woody Allen movie except this one's set at a film festival in Spain.  The cast consists of the previously announced Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon, Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel, and Sergi L√≥pez. The only new addition is veteran The Princess Bride actor Wallace Shawn. 

Filming will begin in San Sebastian in July, and from there we can expect it to receive an international release. It's doubtful we'll see it domestically, though, as Allen has pretty much been blacklisted from Hollywood due to past sexual misconduct allegations.