Academy Award-winning director Woody Allen announces retirement from filmmaking

Veteran filmmaker has been filming more often in Europe, as his support in the US has plunged following abuse accusations


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Published: Sun 18 Sep 2022, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Sep 2022, 4:13 PM

American director and actor Woody Allen, whose career spans more than six decades and multiple Academy Award-winning films, has announced his retirement from filmmaking.

According to Variety, recently while working on his 50th film in Europe, Allen told a Spanish newspaper that he intends to retire from making movies and dedicate more time to writing during his twilight years.

Set in Paris, Allen's last film will be shot entirely in French in a couple of weeks. The upcoming movie has been described by him to be similar to 'Match Point', saying it would be "exciting, dramatic and also very sinister."

Allen recently wrote his fifth collection of humour pieces, 'Zero Gravity', which will be published on September 27 by Alianza in Spain. In the US, it was published by Arcade and distributed by Simon & Schuster, reported Variety.

The veteran filmmaker has been filming more often in Europe as his support in the US has plunged following the abuse accusations against him. He opened the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2022 with 'Rifkin's Festival', a movie shot in and around the city of San Sebastian.

His previous film 'A Rainy Day in New York' was shelved by Amazon Studios as they accused Allen of "sabotaging" the film's festival by his comments on the abuse accusations of his daughter Dylan Farrow.

Allen sued the company for $68 million, alleging a breach of contract; however, they later settled the dispute out of court, as per Variety.


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