Written by: FFT Webmaster | November 23rd, 2011
Hot on the heels of its world premiere on U.S. Public Television last week, a new documentary on Woody Allen is being touted for an international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. This was revealed at IDFA in Amsterdam by Kate Hide of the UK distributor and sales firm Hanway Films. The company just purchased the European rights for the film from New York based sales agent Submarine. WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY is directed by Robert Weide, a writer/director and co-creator of the Larry David comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. The film, which will be available in a feature length version of 120 minutes or as an 180-minute mini-series, follows Allen’s beginnings as a television writer for the comedy sensation Sid Caesar and his early years as a stand-up comedian and television talk show guest. It continues through his alarmingly prolific output of feature films over the course of the past four decades. The film features many intimate interviews with Allen family members and such famous collaborators as Diane Keaton, Martin Scorsese, Antonio Banderas and Scarlett Johannson.