The Venice Film Festival will showcase a movie from the disgraced director. It's also bad at recognizing women directors.
The actress has stood by the director, who pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor" in 1977, before fleeing the country to avoid sentencing.
The actress told Vulture that she believes the "Rosemary's Baby" director "paid his price" and that neither of the two states that investigated Allen prosecuted him.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences kicked out the director, along with Bill Cosby, last year.
The convicted child rapist will start work next month on a film about a man wrongly accused of espionage.
The director argued that people are embracing Me Too "chiefly out of fear."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences expelled Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski for failing to live up to its “ethical standards.”
However, Polanski will keep his Oscar for the 2002 movie "The Pianist."
"I incorrectly played devil’s advocate in the debate for the sake of being provocative," the director says in his apology.
The "Pulp Fiction" director defends Polanski in a resurfaced 2003 interview with Howard Stern.
"It’s strange that this is something we only tolerate in artists.”
Marianne Barnard said the incident occurred on a Malibu beach in 1975.
The request comes after the Academy of Motion Pictures expelled Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault allegations.