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

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

The Meetings of Anna (1978)
DVDRip | MKV | 662x480 | x264 @ 1951 Kbps | 127 min | 2,12 Gb
Audio: French AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Director: Chantal Akerman
Writer: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël

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.

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

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