Hannah and Her Sisters
Directed by Woody Allen, USA 1986
106 mins. English dialogue
A Woody Allen Manhattan mosaic, Hannah and Her Sisters concerns the lives, loves and infidelities among a tightly-knit artistic clan. Hannah (Mia Farrow) regularly meets with her sisters Holly (Dianne Wiest) and Lee (Barbara Hershey) to discuss the week's events. Hannah is married to accountant and financial planner Elliot (Michael Caine), who carries a torch for Lee, who in turn lives with pompous Soho artist Frederick (Max Von Sydow). Meanwhile, Holly, a neurotic actress and eternal loser in love, dates TV producer Mickey (Allen), who used to be married to Hannah, and spends most of the film convinced that he's about to die. The film begins and ends during the family's traditional Thanksgiving dinner, filmed in Farrow's actual New York apartment. Winner of Oscars for Michael Caine, Dianne Wiest and Woody Allen's screenplay.
What the Critics say:
"The marvel of 'Hannah and Her Sisters' is just how many fully realized characters and relationships Allen is able to weave into the fabric of this extraordinarily well-written film."  (Gene Siskel - Chicago Tribune)