Spain's San Sebastian film festival in September will kick off by launching Woody Allen's new romantic comedy "Rifkin´s Festival," which will also be its international premiere, organizers said Thursday.
Shot last summer in and around the northern seaside resort itself, the movie tells the story of a US couple who come to an international film festival and are swept up by the fantasy of cinema and the charm and beauty of Spain.
The film features Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and US actress Gina Gershon. I also features French actor Louis Garrel and Spanish actors Elena Anaya and Sergi Lopez.
The film is the latest project in the 84-year-old US director's cinematic love affair with major European cities and was produced by Mediapro, AFP reported.
Despite the uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the film festival, which is the biggest such event in the Spanish-speaking world, is set to go ahead as planned, running from September 18-25.
This will be the second time that a Woody Allen film has opened the festival after his "Melinda and Melinda" did the honors in 2004 when the festival gave him a lifetime achievement award.