Witch hunts always like. It is scheduled to be released on HBO on February 21st. Farrow “, a four-part docuseries, which will focus on the accusations made against Woody Allen by the former partner, actress Mia Farrow, of sexual abuse of their adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, who was 7 at the time.
“Who could ever believe those things about Woody Allen?” says Mia Farrow, now 71, in the trailer, which was released a few days ago. “It doesn’t matter what you think you know: it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” adds Dylan Farrow. Through home movies, court documents, police material and exclusive audio tapes, the series, shot in great secrecy, will scrupulously examine the very long story behind the accusations against the well-known director of “Manhattan” and “Me and Annie” . A story, for which he has never been indicted.
‘Allen v. Farrow ‘, in February the docuseries accusing the director
The directors behind the project, Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy were also able to count on total collaboration of the Farrow family, in particular also on Ronan, the natural son of the old couple, as well as a journalist who signed the investigation of the New Yorker , which gave rise to the MeToo movement. In addition to the statements of family friend Carly Simon, prosecutor Frank Maco, relatives, investigators, experts and other eyewitnesses. Clearly neither Allen nor Soon Yi, another adopted daughter and current wife of the director, participated in the project.
Although the story was closed in the nineties, the MeToo brought back the accusations of Dylan and the director’s career has been affected in recent years, especially in the United States, where his films have had a difficult life ( Amazon terminated a millionaire contract). Not to mention his autobiography, Apropos of Nothing , contested and boycotted by several publishing houses, where he refused the accusations, providing his own version of the facts. Not to mention the actors, who have distanced themselves from him, such as Kate Winslet or Timothée Chalamet.
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Today, at the ripe old age of 84, Woody Allen is tired. Despite a film ready in the drawer, Rifkin’s Festival, the dramatic legal affair plus the consequences suffered by the world of cinema due to the pandemic led him to reflect on an idea of imminent end, as he had declared in an interview with Financial Times . A total resignation, which could be further fueled by this shocking docuseries.