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In an interview with the Air Mail, the 88-year-old director was asked if his French erotic thriller Coup de Chance would be his last film.

"I'm undecided about that," Allen said:

"I don't want to go out to raise money, I find it a pain in the ass, but if someone calls and says they want to support the movie, then I would seriously consider it. I probably wouldn't have the willpower to say no because I have so many ideas."

After months of delays and secret screenings, Coup de Chance was released in the US on April 5. Allen told Air Mail of the US, "It doesn't matter to me whether I get distributed here or not. Once I've made it, I don't follow it anymore. Distribution is not what it used to be." 

The director said his Oscar-winning film Annie Hall played in theaters for "a little over a year" when it was released in 1977, adding: 

"Now distribution takes two weeks in the theater. The whole business has changed, and not in a glamorous way. All the romance of filmmaking is gone."

Coup de Chance, Allen's 50th feature film, was protested in US theaters after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2023.

Since #MeToo, Allen has been effectively ostracized by Hollywood over allegations that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992.

Investigated by the Yale-New Haven hospital's child sexual abuse clinic and the New York City Department of Social Services and cleared in both cases, Allen has always maintained his innocence.