Archive Cinema City 2009.

Annie Hall

Annie Hall

Genre: Comedy / Romance
Country: USA
Year: 1977.
Duration: 93 min

Director: Woody Allen
Scenario: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken

Programme selection: Pedja's Film Collection

Romantic comedy of the Me Decade follows the up and down relationship of two mismatched New York neurotics. Jewish comedy writer Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) ponders the modern quest for love and his past romance with tightly-wound WASP singer Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). The twice-divorced Alvy knows that it's not easy to find a mate when the options include pretentious New York intellectuals and lifestyle-obsessed Rolling Stone writers, but la-di-dah-ing Annie seems different. Along the rocky road of their coupling, Allen/Alvy weigh in on such topics as endless therapy, movies vs. TV, the absurdity of dating rituals, anti-Semitism, drugs, and, in one of the best set pieces, repressed Midwestern WASP insanity vs. crazy Brooklyn Jewish boisterousness. Annie wants to move to Los Angeles to find that fame that finally does in the relationship - but not before Alvy gets in a few digs at vacuous, mantra-fixated California.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role (Woody Allen), 1978 Academy Awards, USA
Best Actor (Woody Allen), 1978 BAFTA Awards
Best Foreign Film, 1978 César Awards, France
Best Director, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy (Woody Allen), Best Screenplay, 1978 Golden Globes, USA

Best Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton), Best Director, Best Picture, Best Writing - Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, 1978 Academy Awards, USA
Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Screenplay, 1978 BAFTA Awards
Best Non-European Film, 1978 Bodil Awards
Best Foreign Film, 1979 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, 1978 Directors Guild of America, USA
Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy (Diane Keaton), 1978 Golden Globes, USA
Foreign Film, 1979 Guild of German Art House Cinemas
Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Director, Best Film, 1978 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Screenplay, 1977 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Supporting Actress (Diane Keaton), 1977 National Board of Review, USA
Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Film, Best Screenplay, 1977 National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
Best Actress (Diane Keaton), Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay, 1977 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen, 1978 Writers Guild of America, USA

The Library of Congress chose Annie Hall for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1992.

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