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Woody Allen, 83, Says He’ll Likely Never Retire from Making Films: 'I’ll Probably Die on Set'

Woody Allen, 83, Says He’ll Likely Never Retire from Making Films: 'I’ll Probably Die on Set'
Despite years of controversy that has followed his career — including allegations of child molestation, which he has long denied — director Woody Allen says he has no plans to give up making films anytime soon.

“I never think of retiring. It’s not just something that has occurred to me,” the 83-year-old Oscar winner told reporters at a press conference in San Sebastián on Tuesday, according to Screen Daily.

In late 2017, Allen faced resurfaced allegations of child molestation by his daughter Dylan Farrow, who publicly claimed in a New York Times open letter in 2014 that Allen molested her as a child.
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Woody Allen launches new film in San Sebastian, talks professional difficulties

Woody Allen launches new film in San Sebastian, talks professional difficulties
The project, with a working title of Rifkin’s Festival, is set during the San Sebastian Film Festival and starts shooting this week.

Woody Allen’s new film, a romantic comedy starring Gina Gershon and Christoph Waltz and set against the backdrop of the San Sebastian Film Festival, starts filming tomorrow in the Spanish city.

It has a working title of Rifkin’s Festival, the director revealed at a press conference in San Sebastian today (July 9). He was joined by the film’s producer Jaume Roures from Barcelona-based The Mediapro Studio as well as Gershon and further cast members Wallace Shawn
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New to Streaming: Pedro Almodóvar, ‘Peterloo,’ Early Martin Scorsese, ‘War and Peace’ & More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’re highlighting the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Bisbee ’17 (Robert Greene)

Over the past decade, Robert Greene has carved out a place as one of the most vital American documentarians working today, and with Bisbee ’17, he has produced perhaps his most accomplished work to date. A chronicle of the centennial reenactment of the forced deportation of mining workers that occurred in the eponymous Arizona town, the film emerges as a clear-eyed, blistering look into contemporary political divisions through an entire spectrum of viewpoints, while still possessing some of the most lucid and impressive filmmaking of the year. – Ryan S.

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime

The Childhood of a Leader (Brady Corbet)

The feature debut from
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New Trailer & Poster For Pedro Almodóvar’s 21st Feature ‘Pain and Glory’

Following its debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and subsequent festivals all over the globe, we can reveal the latest trailer and poster for Pedro Almodóvar’s 21st feature, Pain and Glory. The film is released in the the UK through 20th Century Fox and Pathe, and will also screen at the popular Film4 Somerset House Summer Screen event.

The film tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline, some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first desire; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense and writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early
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Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star in trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’

Pathe UK has launched a new trailer for acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

The film talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need, he also finds his salvation.

Alongside Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz appear Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano. The film is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with an original score composed by Alberto Iglesias (Volver, The Skin I Live In, Julieta).

Also in trailers – Maxine Peake stars in atmospheric new trailer for ‘Gwen’

The film will be released on 23 August 2019 in cinemas across the UK following its premiere as the opening film of Film4’s Summer Screen at Somerset House on 8 August.
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Edinburgh 2019: Once Upon a Time in Spain

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 (19 - 30 June) will include a special focus on Spanish cinema, featuring a retrospective celebration of modern Spanish cinema, an in-depth look at the work of acclaimed filmmaker Icíar Bollaín, and topped off with a tour into the world of Spanish cult cinema. Looking back over the last decade of Spanish cinema, the retrospective of modern film titles will bring together key works from Spain's filmmaking masters along with newer titles from emerging artists. Some of the directing talent to be represented includes the great Pedro Almodovar with his 2011 psychological thriller The Skin I Live In, genre favourite Álex de la Iglesia with bizarre 2010 clown-war comedy The Last Circus and Pablo Berger with his superb 2012 silent...

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San Sebastian Film Festival ‘Delighted’ Woody Allen Is Setting His New Movie at the Event

San Sebastian Film Festival ‘Delighted’ Woody Allen Is Setting His New Movie at the Event
Woody Allen is officially gearing up to film his next feature in Spain this July with a cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel, and “The Skin I Live In” favorite Elena Anaya. The movie is a comedy-romance about a married American couple traveling to the San Sebastian Film Festival. The event’s director, José Luis Rebordinos, tells IndieWire he is excited Allen has chosen San Sebastian as the setting of his new movie. Allen’s return is controversial given the allegation of sexual assault made against him by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.

“We are delighted to have a master of the stature of Woody Allen shooting in San Sebastian and, in addition, that the film takes place at the San Sebastian Film Festival,” Rebordinos said in a statement. “It is a unique occasion for both the city and the Festival.”

Allen has been a regular presence
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Woody Allen’s New Film Is A Comedy-Romance Starring Christoph Waltz — First Plot Details

Woody Allen’s New Film Is A Comedy-Romance Starring Christoph Waltz — First Plot Details
Woody Allen is set to kick off production on his next movie in Spain this July with a cast that includes two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel, Sergi Lopez, and “The Skin I Live In” favorite Elena Anaya. Wallace Shawn is also set to appear, reuniting with Allen after a small turn in the director’s “Manhattan.” Per Deadline, the film will shoot in Spain under the working title “Wasp 2019.” Gravier Productions and Mediapro, the Spanish producing partner behind “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Midnight In Paris,” are on board.

Allen’s new movie centers around a married American couple who travel to the San Sebastian Film Festival and get caught up in the beauty of the Spanish city and the fantasy of the movies playing at the event. The wife begins an affair with a French movie director while the husband falls in love with a beautiful
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Woody Allen’s Next Film Confirmed For July Shoot In Spain With Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel & Elena Anaya

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Woody Allen’s Next Film Confirmed For July Shoot In Spain With Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel & Elena Anaya
Woody Allen has lined up a starry, largely European cast for his next movie, which has a working title of Wasp 2019. The cast includes Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Sergi López (Pan’s Labyrinth), Elena Anaya (The Skin I Live In), Wallace Shawn (Manhattan) and Gina Gershon (Blockers).

Mediapro, Allen’s Spanish producing partner on Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Midnight In Paris, is behind the new film with Letty Aronson’s Gravier Productions. Shoot will get underway in July in Spain.

The film tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. According to the production, they get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain 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.
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Woody Allen Sets New Feature With Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon

Woody Allen Sets New Feature With Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon
Woody Allen is set to direct his next feature in Spain. 

The movie will star Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, Gina Gershon and Wallace Shawn, as well as Sergi López (Dirty Pretty Things, Pan's Labyrinth), French actor Louis Garrel (Godard Mon Amour) and Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman, The Skin I Live In).

The working title on the film, which is set to begin shooting in July in San Sebastian, is WASP2019.

The story centers on a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival and get caught up in the magic of the event, the beauty and charm of ...
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Woody Allen Sets Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel, and Gina Gershon for New Feature

A cancellation only goes so far: shortly after Woody Allen’s career got a shot in the arm from Spanish outfit Mediapro, word arrives via Satellifax (and Bfm TV) of his next feature’s (mostly) European cast. Filling out what is tentatively called “a romantic comedy” are Louis Garrel, Christoph Waltz, Elena Anaya, Sergi López, and, thus far the only American, Gina Gershon. Excepting a July start in San Sebastian, further details are scant.

Though barring some major, charges-clearing development in Allen’s legal life, one can easily surmise that any advancement on the project will be, put one way, contested in several corners, making uncertain its chances of so much as being legally released in the United States. A Rainy Day in New York‘s international acceptance is most likely a bellwether of what happens here: open just about anywhere else a movie of this sort would open, leak online soon thereafter,
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Prediction: Antonio Banderas Will Challenge Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2020 Best Actor Oscar

Prediction: Antonio Banderas Will Challenge Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2020 Best Actor Oscar
Pedro Almodóvar can be an exacting taskmaster, but even he broke down during a pivotal scene in his autobiographical drama “Pain and Glory.” The Oscar-winning Spanish auteur likes to read with his actors on their close-ups. But when he tried to speak the lines of his mother, he couldn’t do it. For Antonio Banderas, who won Best Actor at Cannes for this role modeled on the director, that was red meat. “Ok, you cannot give better information to an actor,” he said. “Fucking give me ‘action,’ because I have it.”

Banderas struggled with his return to acting with his mentor after 22 years with 2011 psychothriller “The Skin I Live In.” Nonetheless he eagerly took on “Pain and Glory,” playing the aging auteur who gave him a career launchpad with films like “Labyrinth of Passion” (1982) and, most famously, “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” (1989).

In “Pain and Glory,” which could score Banderas his first Oscar nomination,
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Antonio Banderas Will Challenge Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2020 Best Actor Oscar

Antonio Banderas Will Challenge Leonardo DiCaprio for the 2020 Best Actor Oscar
Pedro Almodóvar can be an exacting taskmaster, but even he broke down during a pivotal scene in his autobiographical drama “Pain and Glory.” The Oscar-winning Spanish auteur likes to read with his actors on their close-ups. But when he tried to speak the lines of his mother, he couldn’t do it. For Antonio Banderas, who won Best Actor at Cannes for this role modeled on the director, that was red meat. “Ok, you cannot give better information to an actor,” he said. “Fucking give me ‘action,’ because I have it.”

Banderas struggled with his return to acting with his mentor after 22 years with 2011 psychothriller “The Skin I Live In.” Nonetheless he eagerly took on “Pain and Glory,” playing the aging auteur who gave him a career launchpad with films like “Labyrinth of Passion” (1982) and, most famously, “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” (1989).

In “Pain and Glory,” which could score Banderas his first Oscar nomination,
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Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Filmmaking & Love [Cannes Review]

The credits unspool, “Un film de Almodóvar” appears on-screen. For audiences, this card is a guarantee of quality—a promise backed up by a fistful of masterpieces: “Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her,” “Volver,” “The Skin I Live In,” among others. Pedro Almodóvar’s latest work “Pain and Glory” arrives at the Cannes Film Festival following its April premiere in Spain, and he’s delivered yet another masterwork.

Continue reading Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ Is A Beautiful Celebration Of Filmmaking & Love [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.
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How Antonio Banderas Learned to Relax and Play His Old Friend (and Director) Pedro Almodóvar

How Antonio Banderas Learned to Relax and Play His Old Friend (and Director) Pedro Almodóvar
This story on Antonio Banderas first appeared in TheWrap’s Cannes magazine.

Salvador Mallo, the main character in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” is not Almodóvar himself. Sure, he’s a film director from Spain who dresses like Almodóvar, lives in a house that looks like Almodóvar’s house, makes movies with the same obsessions as Almodóvar, family and sexuality foremost among them, and even has spiky hair reminiscent of Almodóvar’s.

But there’s a difference, said Antonio Banderas, who ought to know. The two have been close collaborators since they began making movies together in 1981, when Almodóvar was launching a transgressive career that would help Spain shake off the repressive 36-year reign of dictator Francisco Franco. Their eight films together include “Labyrinth of Passion,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” and “The Skin I Live In.”

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Interview with Kenji Yamauchi: “‘At the Terrace’ is not based on a play, it is the play as it is.”

Kenji Yamauchi was born in Tokyo in 1958. In 1983, he joined the Dentsu Eiga (Film) Company (presently Dentsu Creative X). Since thenm he started shooting TV commercials, winning many awards for his efforts.

In 1992, he became a freelance script writer, penning numerous scripts for TV commercials, TV dramas, short films, web dramas, etc.. In 2004, he started his involvement with theater. He launched the theater company Shiroyagi no Kai, where acts as leader, playwright and director. Yamauchi’s remarkable theatrical works include “Koritsu no Yusen” (nominated for the 58th Kishida Drama Award) and “Trois Grotesque” (winner of the 59th Kishida Drama Award) among others. In 2011, a film version of his play “Being Mitsuko” was released nationwide in Japan and was nominated in the Warsaw Film Festival. In 2015, his second feature film “Her Father, My Lover” was nominated in the Tokyo International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival and so on. In 2016 his
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Oscars 2020: Best Director Predictions

Oscars 2020: Best Director Predictions
It’s still early days, as we head into Cannes, which mainly delivers contenders for the newly dubbed Best International Feature Film. That said, the Academy’s director’s branch, packed with overseas voters, tends to be the most receptive to non-American auteurs. Never underestimate Quentin Tarantino, who’s back after a decade in Cannes Competition with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.

As always, the fall film festival circuit will yield the most Oscar fodder. This year, finally, offers more than a few strong women contenders for directing nods, including returning “Lady Bird” nominee Greta Gerwig. Netflix has a strong set of offerings, including Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” one of several 2019 VFX-packed movies featuring the de-aging of its principals. The other that could factor in the directing race is Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man,” starring Will Smith.

Breaking out at
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Why Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas’ ‘Pain and Glory’ Is ‘a Kind of Miracle’

Why Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas’ ‘Pain and Glory’ Is ‘a Kind of Miracle’
Outlandish coincidences abound in Pedro Almodóvar’s films, from unlikely chance encounters to mistaken identities. But in his latest picture, “Pain and Glory,” it’s surely no coincidence that a poster for Fellini’s “8½” graces the wall of somebody’s apartment, or that the central character, Salvador Mallo, is an aging gay Spanish director with spiky gray hair whose name contains all the letters in “Almodóvar.”

Those are just a few of the signs that this new movie from the maker of “All About My Mother” is, in many ways, all about himself. Mallo, played by frequent collaborator Antonio Banderas, is an alter ego for Almodóvar, 69, and an echo of Fellini’s Guido Anselmi: a director edging into the twilight of life, plagued by physical and psychological frailty, visited by childhood memories, haunted by loss. There’s sex. There’s love. And, this being an Almodóvar film, there’s Mom.
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Jett: Release Date, Trailer for Carla Gugino Cinemax Series

Alec Bojalad May 17, 2019

Carla Gugino is fresh out of prison and looking to hustle in new Cinemax series, Jett.

Nice to see that Olivia Crain has made it out of Hill House.

Carla Gugino has lined up her next TV project about her spooky Netflix sidetrip. Gugino will star in Cinemax's drama series, Jett. Carla Gugino has long been a respected film actress but is now beginning to attract for television work following her successful turns in The Haunting of Hill House and Gerald's Game

Gugino will play Daisy “Jett” Kowalski. Fresh out of prison, Jett is forced back into a life of crime, once again getting involved with the eccentric criminals of her past. Gugino will also executive produce alongside Mark Stern, Stuart Ford, Dana Brunetti, and Stacey Levin. Jett is created, written, and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.

Cinemax gave Jett a straight-to-series order. The series was filmed
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Pedro Almodóvar’s 'Pain & Glory' gets Us release date through Spc

Sony Pictures Releasing International distributed film in Spain in March.

Sony Pictures Classics will release Pedro Almodóvar’s Cannes Competition selection Pain & Glory in the Us on October 4.

Pain & Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline. Some of the experiences are in the flesh, others remembered: first loves, second loves, his mother, an actor, the 60s, the 80s, the present, and bleak thoughts on the future.

Antonio Banderas stars alongside Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Raúl Arévalo, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, and Penélope Cruz.

Agustín Almodóvar produced the film through the Almodóvars’ El Deseo,
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