SEPTEMBER, the 16th film written and directed by Woody Allen, is an intimate drama about the experiences of a group of people, as they spend the last days of summer in a Vermont country house.
A contemporary story, SEPTEMBER allows the audience a glimpse into the intense, troubled, emotional life of the protagonists, whose trials and tribulations are universally recognizable. It's a cathartic tale about trying to survive in the complex world of difficult relationships. Like Woody Allen's two previous films, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS and RADIO DAYS, this is also a family saga, exploring mother-daughter and father-daughter relationships. As it touches upon age-old themes and feelings, the film's exploration of the dilemmas facing its protagonists is quintessentially modern.
An ensemble piece, SEPTEMBER marks the fourth time Mr. Allen has worked with Dianne Wiest (RADIO DAYS, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO); the third time he has worked with Sam Waterston (INTERIORS, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS); and the seventh time he has worked with Mia Farrow (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SEX COMEDY, ZELIG, BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, and RADIO DAYS).
This is the first time Denholm Elliott, Elaine Stritch and Jack Warden have worked with the director.
SEPTEMBER is a film that probes despair and demonstrates a number of painful truths about the human condition.
SEPTEMBER is a Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe Production for Orion Pictures Corporation. Starring are Mia Farrow, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden and Sam Waterston. The film was written and directed by Woody Allen and produced by Robert Greenhut. Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe served as executive producers.
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