Anna (1987 film)

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Promotional theatrical poster
Directed by Yurek Bogayevicz
Produced by Deirdre Gainor
Julianne Gilliam
Written by Yurek Bogayevicz
Agnieszka Holland
Starring Sally Kirkland
Robert Fields
Paulina Porizkova
Steven Gilborn
Larry Pine
Music by Greg Hawkes
Cinematography Bobby Bukowski
Edited by Julie Sloane
Distributed by Vestron Pictures
Release date
October 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,236,848[1]

Anna is a 1987 film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz, it was adapted by Agnieszka Holland from an unauthorized story by Holland and Bogayevicz, based on the real life of Polish actress Elżbieta Czyżewska.[2] The film stars Sally Kirkland, Robert Fields, Paulina Porizkova, Steven Gilborn and Larry Pine.[2]

Kirkland was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role,[3] and she won a Golden Globe[4] and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture.[3]


The story of a Czech actress, looking for work in New York City, who sees her protegée shine while she herself struggles.



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