Woody Allen Gets a Mixed Reception at the Venice Film Festival

From a New York Times story by Kyle Buchanan headlined “Woody Allen Finds a Decidedly Mixed Reception at the Venice Film Festival”:

It has been six years since Woody Allen had a film released in the United States, but the Venice Film Festival was still eager to roll out the red carpet for the 87-year-old director’s latest effort. However, not everyone there welcomed the filmmaker with open arms.

On Monday, his new film, “Coup de Chance,” debuted in Venice and earned the several-minute standing ovation that’s customary at most festival premieres. Outside the screening, though, protesters reportedly took off their shirts and handed out sheets of paper urging the festival to “turn the spotlight off of rapists.”