Woody Allen announces his retirement from film

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Woody Allen announces his retirement

Cinematographer wins record 16 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Screenplay.

Legendary American director Woody Allen announced his retirement from cinema at the age of 86. The star said that the film Wasp 22 will be his last work, writes Deadline.

Filming of the film will begin this fall in Europe, namely in Paris, with an entirely French cast.

“My idea in principle is not to make more films, but to focus on the script,” Allen said.

He also added that his next project will be a novel.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time the filmmaker has spoken on this subject. In June, he said he planned to make one or two more films, but also stated that “the thrill is gone due to the decline of the theatrical experience.”

As you know, during his long career, Allen received a record 16 nominations for the main Academy Award for Best Screenplay. He received this award four times. However, despite his success, the star has always been known to avoid award ceremonies.

However, in recent years he has been blacklisted due to accusations by his former lover Mia Farrow that he molested their child. Allen himself has always denied these accusations and continued to work.

His last film was The Rifkin Festival, which grossed only $2.3 million and had a limited release in the United States. Although MPI Media Group handled the film, replacing Amazon Studios, which did an $80 million deal with Allen in 2019.

Wasp 22 was described by Allen as “a kind of poisonous romantic thriller” and compared to his adventurous film Match Point.

Recall that Allen's adopted son Moses Farrow defended the filmmaker accused of pedophilia in his personal blog.

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