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15 May, 2015

Premieres ‘Irrational Man’ at Cannes

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Allen premieres his 46th film as director, Irrational Man, at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The dark comedy about a philosophy professor who may be losing his sanity stars Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey. On the film’s topic, philosophy:

There’s no positive answer to the grim reality of life, no matter how much the philosophers talk to you or the priests or the psychologists. The bottom line after the all talk is: Life has its own agenda and it runs right over you while you’re prattling. We’re all going to wind up in the same position sooner or later.

On filmmaking:

The only thing you can think of as an artist is try to come up with something where you explain to people why life is worth living, and is a positive thing, and does have some meaning. Now, you really can’t do that without conning them. You can’t be honest and do that. Because in the end, it has no meaning. You’re living in a random universe. You’re living a meaningless life.

16 Jan, 2014

Record 24th Best Screenplay Oscar nomination


Allen earns his record 24th Best Screenplay Oscar nomination for Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, who is nominated for her performance in the leading role. On writing Blanchett’s complex protagonist:

Over the years you get to see what a struggle life is for most people, how tough it is, how easy it is to be judgmental and criticize and stand outside of situations and impart your wisdom and judgment. But over the decades I’ve got more tolerant of people’s flaws and mistakes. Everybody makes a lot of them.

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