Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 9: Monday Jan 9

Purple Rose of Cairo (Allen, 1985): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm
This film, part of the Woody Allen wisecracks season, is also being screened at the NFT on January 21.

Time Out review:

'During the Depression, downtrodden housewife 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 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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