Ran Halévi is a research director at the CNRS and professor at the Raymond Aron Centre for Political Research.
The other day, at the Venice Film Festival, Woody Allen's fiftieth film received a standing ovation from the audience, while outside protesters shouted at him and chanted "No to rape culture!" (before him, it was the turn of Luc Besson and Roman Polanski).
The public may applaud it, Coup de chance, that's the title of the film, has not yet found a distributor in the United States, just like the previous one in 2018. It has now been thirty years since this once adored filmmaker has been living in exile in his own country: since his ex-girlfriend, Mia Farrow, accused him of abusing their adopted daughter, Dylan, then 7 years old, in the couple's country house. And nothing could pull him out of this purgatory. On the contrary. In 2014, Dylan, now an adult, reiterated in a resounding statement the same allegations; and later, in the wake of MeToo, she is publicly indignant...
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