Finally, after a few days of uncertainty, Woody Allen said he was present at Venice Festival This weekend for the world premiere of the film Opportunity coupa sexy romantic film that has become His 50th feature film, and as he hinted in his speech, the last of his long career.
The French-language film represents the ongoing mutual embrace between the director and the European continent, after controversy over allegations of sexual abuse that Allen received from his daughter Dylan Farrow limited its financing in the United States. These facts may also explain why the director is considering retirement: Producing a new film means scrambling for financing, Allen says, and at 87 he’s not sure he wants to keep doing that kind of work..
“I have a lot of ideas for films that I might be tempted to produce, if it were easy to finance“, Tell diverse during the Weekend. “But beyond that, I don’t know if I have the same energy to go out and spend as much time raising money.”
During the interview, the director spoke about his daughter’s accusations and also referred to the feminist movement. In it, he stressed that he always supports equality between men and women and that everyone in his films is treated the same way from the beginning and receives equal salaries for equal working conditions.
“The situation has been analyzed by two important investigative organizations. Both, After long and detailed investigations, they concluded that there was no basis for these accusationsHe said of Dylan’s complaint. “The fact that history always lasts makes me think that maybe people like the idea of it continuing. Maybe there is something that attracts people. But why? I don’t know what else can be done other than investigating the matter, which they did very thoroughly,” he added in his defence. “They spoke with everyone involved and both organizations came to exactly the same conclusion,” he said, adding that he had no dialogue with his daughter or son Ronan.
The director also said that feminist movements should recognize his work. “I said years ago that he should have been an example of the #MeToo movement.“Detained.”The fact is that this is true. I have made 50 films. I’ve always had very good roles for women, I’ve always had women on the team, and I’ve always paid them the same wages as men. I have worked with hundreds of actresses and have never received a single complaint from any of them at any time. No one ever said, “Working with him was bad or he made me uncomfortable.” This wasn’t a problem. My editors were women. I don’t have any problem with that. It never occurred to me. I hire whoever I think is good for the role. As I said, I have worked with hundreds of actresses, unknown actresses, stars, mid-level actresses. No one has ever complained before and there is no reason to complain.“, he noted.
Finally a manager Manhattan He pointed to today’s cancel culture. “It seems ridiculous to me. I don’t think about it, I don’t know what cancellation means. I know that over the years everything has been the same for me,” he said. “I make my films, what has changed is the way they are presented. I work, and it’s the same routine for me: I write the script, raise the money, make the film, shoot it, edit it, and then it comes out. The difference is not that I canceled it on a cultural level, the difference is the way the films are presented. “This is the big change,” he concluded.