Woody Allen: Multiple Oscar Winning Writer-Director, Announces Retirement from Filmmaking after his 50th Feature

Woody Allen, multiple Oscar winning writer-director, has announced his retirement from filmmaking.

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While in Europe to work on his 50th film, Woody Allen told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia that he intended to retire from making movies and to dedicate more time to writing during his twilight years.

What is now set to be his final film is set in Paris and will be shot entirely in French in a couple of weeks.

Allen described his upcoming film to be similar to “Match Point,” in that it would be “exciting, dramatic and also very sinister.”

Allen recently wrote his fifth collection of humor pieces, “Zero Gravity,” which will be published Sept. 27 by Alianza in Spain.

In the U.S., it was published by Arcade and distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Starring Elena Anaya, Louis Garrel and Gina Gershon, Rifkin’s Festival takes place during the fest, which is the most important event in the Spanish-speaking world.

Earlier, he said at the press conference marking the start of production on the film that he “never thought of retiring.”

“Rifkin’s Festival” was backed by Spanish media giant Mediapro, which also supported two of Allen’s more successful films Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which garnered Penelope Cruz her first and only Oscar Award to date, and Midnight in Paris.

Amazon Studios shelved his previous film A Rainy Day in New York after accusing Allen of “sabotaging” the future of the film by comments on the abuse accusations of his daughter Dylan Farrow.