The film is inspired by true events and centers on a young journalist, who goes to Transylvania together with a French TV crew led by a top reporter, to deal with a case of a young prostitute repatriated from France.
A humble Romanian actor in his 30s, hardly surviving between a complicated part in a musical, a depressed wife, and the obsession of an imminent, devastating earthquake, becomes the victim of his manipulative father.
Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up.
When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.
Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »
The author Max Zorn, now in his early 60s, is on a promotional book tour in New York when he meets up again with the woman he could never forget. They spend a weekend together. 17 years have passed. Can there be a future for their past?
Ana, Mon Amour (Anna, My Love) is a Romanian drama, inspired by a Romanian novel, Luminata, My Love. In many ways, it's a typical European art-house drama: a narrow, intense love story, very emotional scenes, jumps in time, some religious and intellectual discussions here and there, etc... The screenplay is excellent, as are the acting and direction. I liked this film much more than Child's Pose (and any recent Romanian film I've seen such as Bacalaureat or The Death of Mr. Lazarescu). It might even be better than Tuesday After Christmas. Honest and illuminating, with a damaged, melancholic streak running right through the whole film. 'Ana, mon amour' won the prestigious Silver Bear (runner up) award at the most recent Berlin Film Festival, and is highly recommended for lovers of European art-house cinema. 'Chapeau,' as we say here in France... (translation: you have my deep respect for your fine work). 8.5/10
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