Woody Allen
Woody Allen explained that he doesn’t plan to stop making movies, he just doesn’t like the new distribution system

A few days ago the Spanish period “The vanguard” published an interview Woody Allen where it is stated that the director will retire from the cinema after filming his 50th film, Wasp 22. However, the representatives of Allen They published a statement to deny the news.

According to their representatives, Woody Allen plans to continue directing movies, he just does not agree that his projects go directly to streaming since it is a “great lover of the cinematographic experience”.

“Woody Allen never said he would retire, nor did he say he would write another novel. He said that he was thinking of not making movies, since making movies that go directly or very quickly to streaming platforms is not that enjoyable for him as he is a great lover of the cinematic experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and he is very excited to be in Paris filming his new movie, which will be number 50”

La Vanguardia had pointed out that Woody Allen he would leave the cinema and focus on writing novels, specifically, his fifth collection of short stories, Zero Gravity. The director had already published in 2020 a memoir entitled About Nothingwhere it offers a rcomplete step of his life, both personal and professional.


Is your retirement near?

Although the representatives of Woody Allen They came out to deny the news, this is not the first time that the director has given indications of a possible retirement. In June of this year, Allen was interviewed by the actor alec baldwin and said that “will probably do at least one more movie” after Wasp 22.

At that time, the director had also indicated that he did not agree with the distribution of the films that are usually smaller. “Much of the excitement is gone,” Allen explained. “When I used to make a movie, I would go to a movie theater across the country. Now you make a movie and you have a couple of weeks in a movie theater. Maybe six weeks or four weeks and then it goes straight to streaming or pay-per-view. Is not the same. It’s not that nice for me.”

While the filmmaker explained that he will return to work in the cinema, his distribution wishes could be difficult to fulfill given that many films have struggled to recover their budget in theaters.

In addition to this, the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche explained that the director had trouble getting the budget for his recent film because his latest projects have not raised enough money to be considered profitable.

The last film of the director, Rifkin’s Festivalraised $2.3 million globally in movie theaters. At that moment, Allen had an agreement with Amazon Prime Video to distribute the film on the platform by $80 million dollars. However, the company withdrew its offer after facing a lawsuit from the filmmaker who accused them of breach of contract for refusing to advertise. A Rainy Day in New York like a streaming original movie.

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