Filled with absurdist humour, Woody Allen’s Rifkin's Festival blends unreal situations with interwoven tales.
Cinema devotee Mort Rifkin (Wallace Shawn) accompanies his publicist wife Sue (Gina Gershon) to the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain, worried that her fascination with her young film director client Philippe (Louis Garrel) might be more than professional.
Philippe’s film is showered with lavish praise, but Mort considers it banal. His relentlessly dismissive opinions of Philippe strain Mort and Sue’s already frayed relationship. Mort’s mood lightens when he meets Dr. Jo Rojas (Elena Anaya), a kindred spirit whose marriage to tempestuous painter Paco (Sergi López) also causes her pain.
English spoken, Dutch subtitles