Why are we innocent in court? The Venice Film Festival strikes back at the controversy over the invitation of the “Me Too” directors

Alberto Barbera, the general director of the 80th Venice International Film Festival, said it was a “very difficult situation” regarding the premiere of films by controversial directors such as Woody Allen, Luc Besson and Roman Polanski due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Alberto Barbera is aware that new films by Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Luc Besson, which will be screened at the Venice International Film Festival, could be attacked by the festivals for their allegations of sexual misconduct.

Luc Besson’s “The Dogman”, Woody Allen’s “Coude de Chance” and Roman Polanski’s “The Palace” will premiere at the festival, “The Dogman” is nominated in the competition category.

Alberto Barbera recently told The Guardian that there are complex and stark differences between the directors’ cases. “If they were found not guilty at trial, why should we ban the film?” Said.

“Why should we be stricter with them? We must have confidence in the judiciary.”

Luc Besson was recently acquitted of all charges brought by actress Sand van Roy, who accused him of rape in 2018. Woody Allen has not been charged in the past with actor Mia Farrow and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, despite allegations of sexual misconduct.

Earlier, when the Venice International Film Festival presented the program of invited films and invited characters, the sea was extremely controversial.

The 80th Venice International Film Festival will take place from August 30 to September 9.

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