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Hannah and Her Sisters is a American comedy-drama film  which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. Several of Farrow's children, including Soon-Yi Previn who married Allen in , have credited and uncredited roles, mostly as Thanksgiving extras. It is often considered one of Allen's major works, with critics continuing to praise its writing and ensemble cast.
The film shuffles interconnecting storylines concerning three Manhattan sisters: the warm, well-meaning Hannah Mia Farrow is married to the bumbling Elliot Michael Caine , who is in turn attracted to her sister, Lee Barbara Hershey. As an affair begins between the two, Lee's own relationship with the tormented artist Frederick Max von Sydow comes under strain, and light is brought to an otherwise dark canvas by Hannah's ex-husband, fussbudget TV producer Mickey Allen , who becomes involved with Hannah's other sister, the jittery Holly Dianne Wiest. So what was it about Hannah that made it so successful? The balance of comedy and drama is deftly maintained, and there's a palatable, soapy aspect to Elliot and Lee's affair. The film, with its chapter headings, aspires to a novelistic structure, each part favouring a different character or storyline. And the performances are uniformly subtle, especially from Caine who won the Oscar for best supporting actor and the underrated Farrow, who was then an Allen regular as well as his off-screen partner.