The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Highly Recommended
USA
Feature Film
Writer/Director: Woody Allen
Cinematographer: Gordon Willis
Composer: Dick Hyman
Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman, Edward Herrmann, Dianne Wiest, Alexander Cohen

When a supporting character in a Hollywood film steps down off the screen, declaring his love for a sad-eyed patron, and stating his intention to not return, in the process terrifying his studio and the actor who played him, the object of his affection, Cecilia, a deeply unhappily married waitress, finds herself having to make the most unlikely of choices, in Allen’s charming and thoughtful depression era doomed romance. Iain.Stott