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RE-RELEASES 10 book online at bfi.org.uk Manhattan USA 1979. Dir Woody Allen. With Allen, Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep. 96min. Digital 4K. 12A. A Park Circus release For many, this paean to New York – and to that mystifying thing called love – remains Woody Allen’s most enduring achievement Isaac (Allen), a writer of TV comedy with aspirations as a novelist, is a tangle of confused emotions: anxious about a potentially embarrassing upcoming book by his ex-wife (Streep); bemused as to why his happily married best friend (Murphy) is seeing a seemingly arrogant Philadelphian (Keaton); and wondering whether he himself should continue dating the considerably younger Tracy (Hemingway). Allen and co-writer Marshall Brickman’s insightful exploration of love, loyalty and betrayal seamlessly interweaves comedy and serious drama; the romance (gloriously evident in this new 4K digital print) is enhanced by Gordon Willis’ ravishing black-andwhite CinemaScope camerawork and George Gershwin’s gorgeous music. Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large Seniors’ matinee + intro Fri 12 May 14:00 NFT3 FROM FRI 12 MAY RE-RELEASES Plenty of chances for you to revisit these key classics – many newly restored


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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