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1,850 Ratings


Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 1978


Three sisters (Diane Keaton, Mary Beth Hurt, Kristin Griffith) find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents’ sudden, unexpected divorce, in Woody Allen’s homage to Ingmar Bergman.

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Interiors Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1979 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1978 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1979 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

1979 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Writers Guild of America

1979 | Nominee: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Critics reviews

Shot by Gordon Willis in stately, overcast hues, the film—with an aesthetic palette consciously suggestive of the internal storms its characters are ill-equipped to weather—fully anticipates the ongoing influence of the European arthouse on the best of Allen’s subsequent work.
February 25, 2015
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It’s purposely colorless: Page’s character is an interior decorator enamored of earth tones (from gunmetal to beige), and almost the only flashes of color in the entire film come from Stapleton’s clothes. That, along with the overly symbolic breaking of a vase, have earned Interiors some criticism for being too on the nose, which isn’t entirely unfair. But the rest of the movie is so starkly bold that it renders those problems insignificant.
July 22, 2013
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Interiors

    Allen has always been open about who he steals from—Bergman, Fellini, etc.—but his appeal has always been how those stolen elements chemically react to a comic who idolized Groucho Marx. So what happens when you (ambitiously) take all comedy away? Turns out it's pretty damn effective, even if stuck in the shadow of others. Note Allen's working class background and that the film's "vulgarian" is its warmest character.

  • dionysus67's rating of the film Interiors

    Allen's Bergmanesque meditation on a number of the Swedish master's motifs such as finitude, the dependence on parents, the issue of recognition by others and the competitive emotions this triggers, even among lovers, features a wax-like Page, semantically vacant interiors (contra Bergman) and only few frames of facial architectonic in the shot. Yet, it is gripping with a quite devastating finale. Flawed, but good.

  • Jason's rating of the film Interiors

    Some of my very favourite films of all time emerged from the all-bets-are-off arena of 1970s American cinema in contexts where a director was given, hot on the heels of a huge unexpected success, something like carte blanche. I put INTERIORS right up there w/ BREWSTER MCCLOUD (from which it could hardly be more different). Allen's debt to Bergman certainly exists, but INTERIORS is individual. Crisp and intense.

  • josé neves's rating of the film Interiors

    Cinematography by Gordon Willis. A frame would be enough to make this a memorable film: when Geraldine Page first attempt to suicide, she falls in the solitude of her impressively refined living room. As an indoor by V. Hammershoi, the female figure is cut in a space, framing it with her intrinsic and restrained interior content. Secondly, rarely an actor reached a high dimension as Page does, literally volatile.

  • Joe Hackman's rating of the film Interiors

    Another phenomenal Woody Allen movie, this one explores the relationships between parents and their children, as well as the three sisters at the heart of the film. Interiors is about familial competitiveness, the lies we tell each other and ourselves, and the little ways in which we turn into our parents as we age. I loved it.

  • LoverofLeCinema's rating of the film Interiors

    Very well written and shot. The emotions here often times cut deep and are very complex. I just found the characters annoying and unlikable. I don't think Diane Keaton is a good actress when it comes to arguing, she always acts too theatrical and it pulls me out of the film. But overall, the tone and sadness of this film is gripping and will hold you, even if you never want to watch it again.

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Interiors

    By strokes, an infuriating wallow in surface psyches yet its bleak surface texture is so wonderfully realised one can never quite turn away. The visual mood conveys the melancholia with greater assurance than the writing which too often drifts into portentousness.

  • Shelley's rating of the film Interiors

    I was really blown away by this film. of course it's very different from Woody Allen's comedies and this was just a masterpiece. the ending really reminded me of 'The Awakening' in a very good way

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