Filmmaker Woody Allen’s latest movie, To Rome with Love, is a comedy that follows the lives of various individuals, some of whom are American and some Italian, some residents and some visitors, all around the enchanted ancient city. These people from all different walks of life will experience romances and adventures, in a place where they’re surrounded by extraordinary culture, art and cuisine. The film stars Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page and Alison Pill.
At the film’s press day, writer/director Woody Allen talked about what inspired the setting of Rome for this film, why he decided to act in it, the importance of music in his films, why he tries to avoid his cast on set, how he feels about improvisation, what he’s learned about love, why he’s made his last few films in Europe, how he feels about his own movies, and his thoughts on retirement. Check out what he had to say after the jump.