Woody Allen receives first honourary doctorate
15 June 2007, BARCELONA - Film maker Woody Allen received his first honourary doctorate at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
15 June 2007
BARCELONA - Film maker Woody Allen received his first honourary doctorate at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
At the ceremony, which featured pleasant jazz music, Allen said that he felt like "a European director and now also a product of the university."
The filmmaker recalled in his acceptance speech that his interest in film extended back to his early childhood.
Truffaut, Fellini, Bergman, Buñuel and De Sica were his great sources of inspiration, he said.
Allen expressed his satisfaction with the films he has made in recent years outside the United States, first in London and now in Barcelona, where he came "to fulfill a dream of making a movie here."
After saying that since his arrival in Barcelona he had been feeling "a fantastic pleasure and (having) a marvelous experience," he confessed that "we're embarking on what I think will be one of the most marvelous experiences of my life."
Regarding his upcoming film, he said only that "it will be in English, although it will also have a part in Spanish," and he also noted that it will feature actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, and a Spanish technical team will be instrumental in the filming.
Also starring in the as-yet-untitled film will be U.S. actor Scarlett Johansson.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news