Woody Allen will start production on his 51st film in San Sebastian, Spain from July 10th to August 23rd . The film features a first-rate cast made up of international and Spanish actors including Elena Anaya (Wonder Woman, The Summit, The Skin I Live In, Sex and Lucia), Louis Garrel (Godard Mon Amour, Love Songs, The Dreamers, and A Faithful Man, which he also directed), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, Bound, The Insider and Face Off), Sergi López (A Perfect Day, The Next Skin, Pan’s Labyrinth, With a Friend Like Harry…), Wally Shawn (veteran actor who has worked with Woody Allen in films such asRadio Days, Shadows and Fog and Manhattan), and Cristoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Bastards, -and Oscar® award-winning roles, in Carnage and Spectre).
The film tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. 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. It is a comedy-romance that resolves itself in a funny but romantic way.
“At MEDIAPRO we’ve been working with Woody Allen for 14 years. His films, like every project the group produces, have a unique personality. This latest movie has all the ingredients to be right up there along with what we’ve become accustomed to from a director of Woody Allen’s talent: an intelligent script and a first-rate international cast. In addition, we’re delighted to be able to shoot the movie in a city such as San Sebastian, which has such strong ties to cinema”, commented Jaume Roures, founding partner of MEDIAPRO, co-producer of the Woody Allen movie..
This is the 4th collaboration between the Group and the prestigious director and screenwriter after MEDIAPRO produced Midnight In Paris, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, films which won two Oscar® awards, among other prizes and international recognition.
This will also be the 4th collaboration between Woody and renowned award-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.