It’s been a long strange trip for Rifkin’s Festival, the 49th film written and directed by Woody Allen. But after several delays, new release dates have been announced for Germany and France this coming July.
Le Parisien and several other publications have announced the new French release date of 13 July 2022. The film was initially set for a release in September 2021, but COVID happened, and restrictions came around again.
The official synopsis from distributor Apollo Films:
An American couple vacationing at the San Sebastián festival fall under the spell of the event, of Spain and of the magic emanating from the films. The wife has an affair with a brilliant French director while her husband is cheating on her with a beautiful Spaniard.
The exciting news comes with sad news that reports Allen’s next film, to be set in Paris, won’t go into production until 2023, suggesting and 2024 release. Hopefully that is not the case – initially Allen was hoping to be shooting last September, with the release of Rifkin’s Festival in France coinciding with production.
There’s also been listings for Rifkin’s Festival in Germany. FilmStarts and IMDB are both listing a German release date for 7 July 2022.
Here’s the French trailer.