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Another Woman (1988)
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Starring: Philip Bosco, Betty Buckley, Blythe Danner, Sandy Dennis, Mia Farrow, Gene Hackman, Ian Holm, John Houseman, Martha Plimpton, Gena Rowlands
Director: Woody Allen
Category: Drama, Independent, Classic
Studio: MGM / UA
Subtitles:
Spanish, French
Length:
81 mins

 
 

 

"Two Thumbs Up! I Was Mesmerized From Beginning To End!" -Roger Ebert, "Siskel and Ebert"

Writer/director Woody Allen delivers a powerful, "searing adult drama" (Leonard Maltin) examining the life of an accomplished philosophy professor teetering on the brink of self-understanding. Boasting a superb cast led by Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm and Gene Hackman, Another Woman is Allen's 17th triumphant film. Stylistically rich and technically expert, the film layers past and present, dialogue and narration, reality and metaphor, to achieve a "lucidity and compassion of an order virtually unknown in American movies" (Time Magazine).

Intelligent, accomplished and happily married, Marion (Rowlands) considers her life fulfilling…until a chance encounter with a troubled stranger (Farrow) offers her a brief but piercing glimpse at her inner emptiness. Drifting in a loveless marriage and denying her feelings for another man (Hackman), Marion is shocked when she accidentally learns of her husbands (Holm) infidelity. Taking this as a sign to change her life, Marion confronts the true depth of her own emotional hunger…and the frightening intensity of a passion she has ignored for too long.

 
 
   
   

 
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