Woody Allen’s “Rifkin’s Festival” is opening the San Sebastian Film Festival. Without Woody. (I don’t know whether it;s also Without Feathers.)
The comedy starring Gina Gershon, Christoph Waltz, and Wally Shawn was chosen in June to open San Sebastian with the hope the pandemic would be over.
But it’s not. And Woody, who’s over 80, can’t take chances. Also, the European Union won’t let Americans into Spain.
The poster for the movie– for San Sebastian at last– has been released and we have it here. Gina Gershon wrote on Instagram: “I never looked so svelte!”
It’s possible, I guess, that Waltz could go. He travels on a German passport. But really, no one wants to go anywhere at the moment.
Will we ever see “Rifkin” in the States? I sure hope so. This reporter is one of the few Americans who’s seen Woody’s terrific comedy, “A Rainy Day in New York.” It still has no distributor in America. Frankly, they should just put it on VOD and DVD and let Woody’s audience buy it. Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez and Cherry Jones give wonderful performances and the movie is genuinely funny.