Capital Celluloid - Day 334: Saturday Dec 3

The Purple Rose of Cairo (Allen, 1985): Riverside Studios, 2.30 & 7pm
This film is also being screened by Riverside on Friday Dec 2 at 7pm

Time Out review:

'During the Depression, downtrodden housewife Mia Farrow so inflames a film's leading man (an explorer-poet) that he climbs down from the screen, and entices her into a chaotic but charming love affair. Woody Allen's deft script investigates every nook and cranny of the couple's bizarre relationship, the irate Pirandellian reactions of the illusory characters left up on the screen, and the bewilderment of the actor whose movie persona has miraculously gone walkies. As the star-struck couple, Farrow and Jeff Daniels work wonders with fantastic emotions, while Allen's direction invests enough care, wit and warmth to make it genuinely moving.' Geoff Andrew

Here is the trailer.

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