Ana, mon amour

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Ana, mon amour
Ana, mon amour.jpg
Film poster
Directed byCălin Peter Netzer
Produced byCălin Peter Netzer
Oana Iancu
Written byCălin Peter Netzer
Cezar Paul-Bădescu
Iulia Lumânare
StarringMircea Postelnicu
CinematographyAndrei Butica
Edited byDana Bunescu
Distributed byFreeman Entertainment (Romania)
Beta Cinema[1]
Release date
  • 17 February 2017 (2017-02-17) (Berlin)
  • 3 March 2017 (2017-03-03) (Romania)
Running time
127 minutes
CountryRomania
LanguageRomanian

Ana, mon amour is a 2017 Romanian drama film directed by Călin Peter Netzer.[2] It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Editor Dana Bunescu received the Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution.[3]

Plot[edit]

Ana (Diana Cavallioti) and Toma (Mircea Postelnicu) are in a heated debate over Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy. As the argument continues they both end up in bed and have sex. Later it is revealed that Ana has anxiety attacks that border on mental illness.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was a joint production of Parada Film (Romania), Augenschein Filmproduktion (Germany), and Sophie Dulac Productions (France).[4] The casting for the film began in August 2014 with Christina Paul of Germany being in charge of the make-up team while André Rigaut was the sound mixer for the team, along with 2 cameras on board.[5] In October 2014 the film received a grant of 361,000 Euros from the Romanian National Film Center, a half of what was needed.[6] The producer (Oana Kelemen) has then made an appeal, and received 2 million Euros in compensation. The film was supposed to begin shooting in summer/fall of 2015[6] but was delayed till 10 March 2016.[5] The film was filmed in just 2 months.[5]

Reception[edit]

The film was ranked number 4 at Romanian box office in 2017.[7] Deborah Young of The Hollywood Reporter praised it for being "A seriously complicated romantic drama".[4] Variety's Jay Weissberg also praised the film but criticized its chronological order and fast play.[8]

The film also got a B- from IndieWire.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia Blaga (31 May 2017). "FNE at TIFF Romanian Days: Ana, mon amour". FilmNewEurope. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Ana, mon amour". Augenschein. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  3. ^ Berlinale. Archive. Prize winners 2017
  4. ^ a b Deborah Young (17 February 2017). "'Ana, Mon Amour': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Julia Blaga (11 March 2016). "Călin Peter Netzer Starts Shooting". FilmNewEurope. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Julia Blaga (16 October 2014). "Călin Peter Netzer Develops Ana, Mon Amour". FilmNewEurope. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Box office România 2017". Pro FM. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  8. ^ Jay Weissberg (17 February 2017). "Berlin Film Review: 'Ana, Mon Amour'". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  9. ^ Ben Croll (18 February 2017). "'Ana, Mon Amour' Review: A Relationship Drama About Toxic Codependency". IndieWire. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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