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.
Two siblings and an illegitimate love. A father who's a doctor and several accusations. A family in which no one ever drew a line between what's moral and what's legal. Not even when it comes to abortion.
Toma meets Ana while they are both literature students at university, and they fall in love. Ana suffers from panic attacks, and Toma follows her to every dark corner she ends up in. He fights his parents when they reject her, accepts being a father and marries her, and eventually becomes her babysitter, her driver, her everything. While he appears to be in control of their relationship, in fact Toma just revolves around a woman he cannot understand, pushing himself to the limit as he tries to save her.Written by
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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