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Rifkin's Festival (2020)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 October 2020 (Spain)
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A married American couple 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.


Woody Allen


Woody Allen
2,835 ( 150)
1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Wallace Shawn ... Mort Rifkin
Gina Gershon ... Sue
Louis Garrel ... Philippe
Elena Anaya ... Jo Rojas
Sergi López ... Paco
Richard Kind ... Mort's Father
Nathalie Poza ... Mort's Mother
Steve Guttenberg ... Jake
Tammy Blanchard ... Doris
Christoph Waltz ... Death
Andrea Trepat ... Dr. Rojas' Assistant
Carmen Salta ... Marcia Cohen
Enrique Arce ... Tomás Lopez
Douglas McGrath ... Gil Brenner
Ben Temple ... Dr. Kline


The film tells the story of an American couple attending the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The charm of that small city in the North of Spain and the charm of the world of cinema soon seduce the couple. She has a slip with a brilliant French film director, while he falls in love with a young Spanish resident in the city.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive/sexual material and some drug use, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The world premiere of Woody Allen's latest movie, "Rifkin's Festival", will open, out of competition, the 68th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 18 in the Kursaal Auditorium. See more »


During the game of chess played against Death, the table appears incorrectly rotated. According to the rules of chess, the right square on the bottom row of each player should be white. Both players should know better than to make this mistake. Interestingly, the same mistake appears in the original movie "Det sjunde inseglet" by Ingmar Bergman. See more »


Jo Rojas: The answers are not always what you want to hear.
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Spoofs Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


Dreaming of Rose
Written by Rolando Gori
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User Reviews

Wonderful movie! The best movie of 2020!
4 October 2020 | by yaelstreetttejedaSee all my reviews

I just saw Rifkin's Festival today and I loved it!!! Everything about this movie is great: the cast (Wally Shawn, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel, Elena Anaya, Sergi López, Christoph Waltz, Steve Guttenberg, and Richard Kind), the story, the cinematography (by Vittorio Storaro), the music, and, of course, the writing and direction by the great Woody Allen! It's a pity that the film is too short. I would love to watch Rifkin's Festival again anytime!!! Thank you, Woody! You're the best!

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Release Date:

2 October 2020 (Spain) See more »

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