As expected, the new Woody Allen film Rifkin’s Festival is set to have it’s world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival. It will be the 49th film written and directed by Woody Allen. The news was announced by the festival.
Rifkin’s Festival will open the prestigious festival, and play out of competition. Which means it will play on the 18th September 2020. This also follows the previously announced 25th September general release in Spain. No other territories have been announced yet, but with the world premiere locked away, we expect announcements soon.
Here’s the synopsis from the website:
The film, produced by The Mediapro Studio, Gravier Productions and Wildside, was shot last summer in San Sebastian and other nearby towns. It tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Festival and get caught up in the magic of the event, the beauty and charm of the city and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there.
This is the second time Allen has opened the San Sebastian Film Festival – Melinda And Melinda took the honours in 2004. It will be his tenth film to play the festival, his most recent being Irrational Man (2015).
It’s a great sign for Rifkin’s Festival, which will hopefully follow the global success of A Rainy Day In New York. It’s also nice to see announcements like these happen in a time of lockdown.
More information at the SSFF site.