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Filming for Woody Allen's first-ever all-French movie begins in Paris – The Connexion


Woody Allen has begun making his fiftieth movie, which is being shot in Paris and – distinctive for the veteran American movie director – can be completely in French. 

The filming started on Monday (October 3).

It is going to be known as Wasp 22, a movie Mr Allen has described as “a kind of toxic romantic thriller”, in response to varied publications. He in contrast it to his 2005 psychological thriller Match Level

Learn extra: Woody Allen’s new film to be ‘entirely in French’ and filmed in Paris

Mr Allen advised French tv community TF1 in July that filming in French “can be enjoyable”. 

“I’ve all the time wished to be a French director,” he stated, including that he himself solely spoke a couple of phrases of French. 

The movie will star French actors Lou de Laâge, Melvil Poupaud, Valérie Lemercier et Niels Schneider amongst others.

This isn’t the primary movie directed by Mr Allen to be shot in France. His 2011 comedy Midnight in Paris, starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and Tom Hiddleston, was additionally shot within the Metropolis of Mild.

Mr Allen has received many awards in a profession spanning over 60 years. These embody essentially the most ever nominations for the Academy Award for finest unique screenplay, with 16. He received thrice. 

He additionally received one other Academy Award for finest director and has claimed 9 British Academy Movie Awards, referred to as Baftas. 

Mr Allen’s profession, although, has been considerably broken in recent times after allegations that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992 when she was seven years outdated. 

Publishing home Hachette cancelled the discharge of his autobiography in 2020 and Amazon shelved the discharge of his movie A Wet Day In New York in 2018. 

It was finally launched a 12 months later in a number of international locations all over the world, together with France, after which within the US and the UK in 2020. 

Mr Allen has lately talked about occupied with giving up directing to work on writing a e-book, however has not confirmed any plans to retire from the cinema enterprise but.

In a September interview with La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper, he stated: “My thought, in precept, is to not make extra films and concentrate on writing.” 

Nevertheless, he later launched an announcement which learn: “Woody Allen by no means stated he was retiring, nor did he say he was writing one other novel. 

“He stated he was occupied with not making movies as making movies that go straight or in a short time to streaming platforms is just not so pleasurable for him, as he is a good lover of the cinema expertise. 

“Presently, he has no intention of retiring and may be very excited to be in Paris taking pictures his new film, which would be the fiftieth.”

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