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In 2014, Dylan Farrow, the adoptive daughter of film director Woody Allen and actress Mia Farrow, wrote a letter to the New Tork Times stating that she was raped and abused by Allen in her youth. With this, the audience was reminded of the forgotten 1992 case. At the time, several government agencies were unsuccessfully investigating the allegations of Dylan and her mother against Alan. This was a perilous period: there was a tug of war about custody, and Allen expressed dissatisfaction with Farrow in the media, and moreover, Allen decided to continue his life with another Farrow adoptive daughter, soon Ye Preven.
Since then, Allen has been with Soon-Yi, Farrow’s daughter who she adopted with her ex-husband André Previn. In the case of Allen v. Farrow, Farrow describes what it was like when she finds out that her partner has taken bad pictures of her daughter, and one day he confesses that he had feelings for her while she was decades younger than him. American film critics then paint to what extent Allen’s preference for young women can be seen in his work, particularly in Magnum Opus Manhattan (1979), where he – in his forties – falls in love with an underage woman.
In the case of Allen v. Farrow, veteran documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Zering showed how all of these events unfolded before our eyes, and how many of us supported Allen unconditionally. While you can at least call Allen’s behavior fishy. But fame does something for people, or it doesn’t change our perception of celebrities much; Of the people dear to us. And according to Dick Wassering, in court cases in America in which a woman accuses a man of wrongdoing, women often paint the short straw, which is portrayed as malevolent.
Things have changed since then. Alan and Farrow’s adopted son, Ronan, turns out to be one of the most accomplished investigative journalists in the United States. Catch and Kill will be released in 2019, in which Harvey Weinstein is exposed as a sexual predator, and will support the statements of his sister Dylan in the media after 2014. Which wants to disprove that Mia Farrow, however, has been manipulating her daughter the whole time to make her accusations, Just because Farrow was so frustrated with the fact that Allen left her for her adopted daughter. However, the PR machine around Allen appears to be quite powerful.
The director has a refutation of everything. Vararo, who is portrayed in the documentary series as a gentle and friendly mother, can’t stand it. Dick Wassering expertly analyzes this dynamic, through phone conversations between the two, and by highlighting excerpts from Allen Apropos’ biography of Nothing, published in 2020. Because despite the fact that Allen and Soon-Yi did not cooperate in Part 4 , Except that they categorically exist. Although it is clear that Allen v. Farrow – starring Dylan, who probably should have been better protected than himself – sided with from the start.
It might be tough for an Allen fan to swallow, but anyone seeing Allen v. Farrow can only conclude one thing: Allen has put a lot of trouble under the rug over the past 20 or 30 years. He was allowed to continue making films and received compliments from women in business during the Oscars. Dylan looked at him sadly. It is a painful message that seeps in gradually. And as a viewer, you’ll also take sides, and then there’s really one possible party: Dylan and Mia’s party. Partly because they have no reason to lie about Dylan’s shock. The documentary predicts that it will only lead to more misery.
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This is partly true, last week Allen and Sun Yi actually came up with a small-scale refutation that Allen vs. Farrow is made up of misfits. Meanwhile, however, the director is no longer believed by everyone. And even for skeptics like you – a huge Woody Allen fan – there’s no denying how much Allen has fallen off his base, especially after seeing Allen v. Farrow. In this sense, there should be more credit to Mia Farrow, who has turned an army of beautiful children into responsible adults, whose naivety has been blatantly abused.
Allen v. Farrow so clearly: We must start taking their word for it from the women. Certainly because it seems time and time again that the reputation of celebrities is inviolable, and the concept of a culture of annulment is not at all tangible as it sometimes suggests. Anyone who is likable, who has enough money and strength, can still sit down for quite some time. Although it should not be surprising if Allen against Farrow ended up being the nail in the coffin of Allen’s career.
Allen v. Farrow S01, from March 15, 2021 entirely at Ziggo Movies & Series