Nella conferenza stampa di presentazione del suo nuovo film, intitolato provvisoriamente Rivkin’s Festival e girato in Spagna a San Sebastian, Woody Allen ha chiarito che non ha mai pensato al ritiro, neppure dopo le aspre polemiche, che sono tornate nuovamente a tormentarlo, quasi trent’anni dopo la turbolenta separazione con Mia Farrow e le accuse di molestie nei confronti della figlia Dylan, da cui fu completamente scagionato nei primissimi anni ’90.
“I have never thought of retiring. Since I started, I’ve always tried to focus on my work, no matter what happens in my family or with politics. I don’t think about social movements, for example. My cinema is about human relationships, about people. And I try to have humor in them. If I were to die, I would probably die on a film set, which may well happen.”
Ovviamente le domande più scomode sono state rivolte alle sue attrici. Elena Anaya ha risposto: “I believe in justice. And as an actress, I’m responsible for my career and I’ve opted to work with Woody Allen because this is a wonderful script and it’s a dream character so I’m delighted to be here.”
Gina Gershon ha quindi aggiunto: “Living in the United States now is crazy. There’s a lot of rivalry, a lot of hatred, it’s wild times. One has to make sense of all those situations. I am very aware of the subject of women’s rights, but I am also delighted to be in a Woody Allen project. I think the Me Too movement has promoted very good things, but it’s also really important that people take a look at every situation individually and really make up their own minds about them.”
Nel cast ci saranno anche Christoph Waltz, Louis Garrel, Sergi Lopez e Wally Shawn.