The noise his latest red carpet appearance inevitably generated had died down on Monday as Woody Allen enjoyed a day out in Barcelona with his family.
The controversial director, 87, was greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers while promoting his latest movie at the Venice Film Festival on September 5.
But he welcomed a more subdued response from onlooks while taking in the sights with wife Soon-Yi Previn, 52, and their adopted daughters Bechet and Manzie Tio in the Catalan city.
Allen linked arms with Bechet, 24, while Previn walked alongside 23-year old Manzie Tio as the family made their way to a local art gallery after enjoying a lunch date with friends.
The filmmaker was seen taking the weight off his feet by stretching out on the gallery steps as oblivious visitors milled past.
Stepping out: The noise his latest red carpet appearance inevitably generated had died down on Monday as Woody Allen enjoyed a day out in Barcelona with his family
In good company: The controversial director took in the sights with wife Soon Yi-Previn and their adopted daughters Bechet and Manzie Tio in the Catalan city
Allen was hand-in-hand with Previn as they arrived at the Venice Lido ahead of his latest film’s first official screening, but the applause was overshadowed by booing from those opposed to his presence over allegations that he sexually assaulted his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, which he vehemently denies.
Previn is the adopted daughter of Woody’s ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow.
Farrow and Allen had been together since 1979, but that all changed 13 years later when the director, then 55, and Previn, then 21, were caught having an affair.
Appearing at a press conference earlier that day, Allen admitted he has been ‘very lucky my whole life’ and ‘not been held accountable for things I did poorly’ in his work.
The four-time Oscar winner has become a divisive figure in Hollywood in recent years, with many of the stars of his films distancing themselves from him following a renewed focus on allegations that he sexually assaulted Dylan, his adoptive child with former partner Mia Farrow.
However, Allen said he has been blessed by good fortune throughout his life and career.
Speaking at a press conference for his new film Coup De Chance at the Venice Film Festival, where it is screening out of competition, he told reporters: ‘I’ve been very, very lucky; lucky my whole life really.
‘I had two loving parents, I have good friends. I have a wonderful wife and marriage, two children.
Helping hand: Allen linked arms with Bechet, while Previn walked alongside Manzie Tio as the family made their way to a local art gallery
Don’t mind us: Allen and Previn mingled with fellow visitors as they made their way around the Catalan gallery on Monday
That’s better: The filmmaker was seen taking the weight off his feet by stretching out on the gallery steps as oblivious visitors milled past
‘In a few months I’ll be 88 years old. I’ve never been in hospital. I’ve never had anything terrible happen to me. I’ve been very, very lucky my whole life.
‘When I started making films, all the people chose to emphasise what I was able to do well, and to not hold me accountable for the things that I did poorly. They were very generous to me.
‘And I’ve been very lucky with my filmmaking. And I’ve had, over my lifetime, much undeserved praise and an enormous amount of attention and respect.
‘And so I have nothing but good fortune, and I hope it holds out of course, it’s early this afternoon.
‘So far I’ve been very lucky.’
Coup de Chance is a ‘sophisticated affair’ that fits in the classic Allen mould – a light-hearted dissection of love and infidelity with a beautiful woman at its centre.
It is the story of a bond between two young people, which leads to marital infidelity and ultimately crime.
Coup de Chance (Stroke of Luck), is his first film entirely in French – reflecting the fact that the director is now more popular in Europe than the United States.
Allen has been effectively blackballed by Hollywood since the #MeToo movement due to allegations he molested his adopted daughter in the 1990s, which he said were fabricated by his ex-partner Mia.
Allen is best known for films such as 1977’s Annie Hall, 1979’s Manhattan, 1986’s Hannah And Her Sisters and Crimes And Misdemeanors from 1989.
Controversy: Allen’s wife Previn is the adopted daughter of his x-girlfriend Mia Farrow
In attendance: The filmmaker was supported by his wife nd their adopted daughters at the premiere of his film Coup De Chance at the Venice Film Festival on September 5 (pictured)