The first poster for Woody Allen’s upcoming film Rifkin’s Festival has been revealed. The film will be the 49th written and directed by Woody Allen.
Here it is in all its glory.
The poster is very different for Allen, using caricatures of some of the key cast – Louis Garrel, Gina Gershon, Wallace Shawn and Elena Anaya. They are of course backdropped by the San Sebastián Film Festival going on around them, which is the setting for the film.
The poster was designed by Jordi Labanda. There’s an interview with Labanda at BMagazine.
“In my professional life – he continued – the most relevant projects have always been the easiest to carry out and also the most fun. In the case of the Rifkin’s Festival poster it has also been like this”, explained Labanda. Without being able to anticipate many things about the poster, he has indicated that when drawing up the sketches, he strove to ” capture the essence of the story without revealing any secrets to get an image that provoked the desire to see the film.”
Good to see that Windsor Light Condensed font once again.
Here’s a landscape version, that was posted to social media. Actually shows more of the illustration.
And a slightly more hi-res English version. Click to em-biggen.
The film is scheduled to premiere in just a little over two weeks. It is the opening night film at this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival, which starts on 18th September 2020. It seems unlikely that Allen himself will attend, but it seems likely he will do interviews with the Spanish press, who love him.
This year is not like any other year, but usually a trailer will be released before even a film festival premiere. But with the film set open in Spain later in September, we expect to see one very soon.
We love that poster. What do you think?
Of course I’m thrilled to see the poster…makes me wonder if the plot of the film itself will be as light and airy as the poster (I avoid spoilers, so please don’t tell me).
I enjoy Louis Garrel’s work (“Dans Paris”; “La Belle Personne”, et al.,) and he has long been on record as being a great admirer of Woody’s.
It’s been ages since I’ve seen Wallace Shawn in anything, so knowing he has a role in Rifkin’s Festival is exciting.
Did Woody have much of a role in the poster design? beyond approval, I mean.
Is there an higher resolution? You can’t read the artist’s signature on the bottom right!
Not been able to find one but as soon as I do I will replace the image.
Here’s the artist’s website, which has an image of the poster on the home page: