Hannah and Her Sisters

Hannah and Her Sisters

Woody Allen (1986)

104min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Having apparently peaked with Annie Hall and Manhattan, Woody Allen returned to familiar territory and top form with this warm, multi-stranded, near-nepotistic family saga that contains the usual awkward dates, clandestine meetings and failed marriages. Allen's neurotic TV producer has some memorable comic scenes revolving around a cancer scare, but the maestro ultimately cedes centre stage to the siblings of the title - Mia Farrow's strait-laced Hannah, Barbara Hershey's unfaithful Lee and Dianne Wiest's kooky Holly. There's a nod to Allen's director hero Ingmar Bergman with the casting of Max von Sydow, but the real surprise here is an urbane, coquettish Michael Caine, who collected his first Oscar for a terrific performance as Farrow's straying husband.

Summary

The lives and loves of three very different sisters go through unexpected changes over a two-year period. Comedy drama, directed by and starring Woody Allen. With Mia Farrow, Barbara Hershey, Carrie Fisher, Max von Sydow and Oscar-winners Dianne Wiest and Michael Caine.

Cast & Crew

Mickey Sachs Woody Allen
Elliot Michael Caine
Hannah Mia Farrow
April Carrie Fisher
Lee Barbara Hershey
Frederick Max von Sydow
Holly Dianne Wiest
Evan Lloyd Nolan
Norma Maureen O'Sullivan
Dusty Daniel Stern
David Sam Waterston
Mickey's ex-partner Tony Roberts
Gail Julie Kavner
Director Woody Allen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Contains some swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Dec 2011
Drama Comedy