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The Meetings of Anna (1978)
"Les rendez-vous d'Anna" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 November 1978 (France)
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Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

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Anna Silver
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Heinrich Schneider
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Ida
Hanns Zischler ...
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La mère d'Anna
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Daniel
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Alain Berenboom
Françoise Bonnet
Thaddausz Kahl
Laurent Taffein
Victor Verek
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Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to a birthday lunch with his mother and daughter; she goes. Afterward, in Cologne, she meets an old friend, a Polish Jew and war refugee. In Brussels, she spends the night at a hotel with her mother, whom she rarely sees. On the train, a stranger tells his story. Last, it's home to Paris, where her lover Daniel picks her up and they go to a hotel. Throughout, people make personal revelations to her, and Anna listens with little affect. Although it was 30 years ago, the war seems ever present. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Strong use of camera-work to tell an intimate story
2 June 2010 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Amazingly shot, with the film always demonstrating a tremendous, disciplined use of image to convey mood and story. The film is full of long takes using striking symmetry; the camera is always finding frames within frames. For me, the story itself is interesting intellectually, but does lack emotional power; traveling to a film festival, a young femme filmmaker has a series of sadly empty encounters with people, leading to long, well-written monologues by the various lost souls. Sometimes too on the nose and speechy with its ideas, but always intelligent, physically beautiful film-making. For those with patience and an interest in image as well as story.


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