Original title: Ana, mon amour
Directed by Călin Peter Netzer
2017. 130m. Romania/Germany/France. Romanian with subtitles. NR.
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. After his award-winning The Child’s Pose, director Calin Peter Netzer once again masterfully charts the trials and tribulations of a toxic dependency, employing a fractured chronology of events and two young and fearless actors.
Screenplay: Călin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Bădescu, Iulia Lumânare
Cinematography: Andrei Butică
Cast: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Igor Caras Romanov
Production: Parada Film, Augenschein Filmproduktion, Sophie Dulac Productions
Festivals: Berlin 2017 Competition – Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Dana Bunescu, Vilnius, Hong Kong