Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Told Ya: Venice Film Festival Will Feature New Work from Woody Allen, Roman Polanski Despite Controversies


I told you 10 days ago — new movies from Woody Allen and Roman Polanski would be featured in the Venice Film Festival.

Allen’s wonderful “Coup de Chance,” and Polanski’s “The Palace,” will each run out of competition.

Polanski can’t go to Venice, obviously. Allen may not be up to the trip.

But guess what? The actors can go, they’re all foreign and don’t belong to any American unions! And in Venice, that will go a long way.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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