I, Anna – review

Barnaby Southcombe's debut feature – a noir thriller starring his mother, Charlotte Rampling – shows promise, but ends up being unconvincing

Barnaby Southcombe has worked extensively in TV, and now makes his feature film debut as the writer and director of this moody, downbeat noir starring his mother, Charlotte Rampling. She plays Anna, a lonely and seductive divorcee who has a habit of showing up to speed-dating evenings and going home with likely men. When one of these encounters appears to end in a blood-soaked nightmare, Anna finds herself being tracked and then dated by a troubled cop, played by Gabriel Byrne. But is she a murderer? There is plenty of atmosphere here, and I liked Southcombe's eye for the sinister forms of London's Barbican complex and its high-rise towers. Anna's job is nicely judged, too: a salesperson at London's upmarket department store Peter Jones. But the progressive revelation of Anna's secret feels muddled,
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