Woody Allen returns with ‘Rifkin’s festival’, the director’s 49th movie
17 July 2022 | 12:45 pm
From Annie Hall to Manhattan and from Zelig to Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen has some 49 movies under his belt. The director is back with "Rifkin's festival", a film that tips its hat to some of cinema’s greats, from Bergman to Bunuel. It follows a neurotic writer who unravels during the San Sebastian film festival as his publicist wife assists a trendy young French director.
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