With Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Jack Warden, Dianne Wiest, Denholm Elliott, Elaine Stritch, Ira Wheeler, Rosemary Murphy, Jane Cecil
September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Allen's intention for September was that it be like "a play on film," hence the great number of long takes and few camera effects.
The movie does not use Allen as an actor, and is one of his straightforwardly dramatic films. The cast includes Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Dianne Wiest, Elaine Stritch, Jack Warden, and Denholm Elliott.
The plot centers on Lane, who is recovering from a suicide attempt at her house in the country at the end of summer. Local widower Howard has befriended her. Her friend Stephanie is spending the month with her, and her mother, Diane, and stepfather come to visit. It is a story of unrequited love, betrayal, selfishness, and loneliness.
The film is modeled on Anton Chekhov's play Uncle Vanya, though the gender roles are often subverted.