Woody Allen: Hannah and Her Sisters

(USA, 1986, 107 mins, Blu-ray Disc)
CAST Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Dianne Wiest, Max von Sydow, Maureen O’Hara


Three sisters: over the course of a year, Woody Allen explores the bonds and infidelities running through a middle class New York family in this, one of his most expansive and warm movies.

Hannah (Mia Farrow), a successful actress, is married to Elliot (Caine), an accountant with arty urges, who is wooing another sister, Lee (Barbara Hershey), behind the back of her tortured artist partner (Max von Sydow. The other sister is Holly (Wiest), a troubled spirit adrift as she enters middle age. Meanwhile Allen himself is Mickey, Hannah’s ex-husband, who is going through an existential crisis of his own.

"An articulate, literate film, full of humanity and perception." Time Out

"One of Woody’s best ever." David Parkinson, Empire