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The Purple Rose of Cairo


Dir. Woody Allen. 1985, 82 mins. 35mm. With Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels. Woody Allen’s whimsical comedy stars Mia Farrow as a 1930s movie fan whose screen idol walks out of a film and into her life. Willis uses exquisite pastel colors to capture small-town life and a brilliantly controlled array of optical effects to portray the different layers of fantasy and reality.

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