'ANNA M' Official UK Trailer - IN CINEMAS 16TH NOVEMBER
The Official UK Trailer for the great new French Psycho-thriller 'ANNA M', starring Isabelle Carre.
Opens on November 16th at The Institute of Contemporary Art (London) & The Glasgow Film Theatre.
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Anna M. (2007, France). Lonely Anna M. (played by Isabelle Carre), who works at the conservation department of the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris, tries to kill herself and winds up in the hospital, where she develops an unhealthy fixation on her doctor.
Anna M. is a 2007 French thriller film, written and directed by Michel Spinosa and starring Isabelle Carre and Gilbert Melki.
Anna, a somewhat introverted woman, becomes obsessed with the orthopedic surgeon who helped with her recuperation following a car accident. Incorrectly believing the love to be reciprocated, she embarks on several attempts to stay in touch with him but, after several rejections, finds herself descending into despair and, ultimately, hatred.
French screenwriter and director Michel Spinosa's third feature film tells the story about librarian Anna M. whose quiet life with her mother in Paris takes an irreversible turn when she meets a doctor and immediately arises an obsessive infatuation for him.
This French psychological thriller written and directed by Michel Spinosa is an efficient fable about the dark and delusional aspects of love, which has one of the most convincing portrayals of a femme fatale since Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne's "Fatal Attraction" (1987). Continuously examining the protagonist on her devoted crusade towards a man she has convinced herself to be the one and only object of her affection, Michel Spinosa creates a suspenseful study of character which is one of the finest amongst the numerous films dealing with the theme of obsessive love. The direction is on point, the dialog is well written, the music and the enigmatic atmosphere is pivotal and Isabelle Carre's performance as an uncompromising femme fatale who renounces everything for an illusion of love in this character-driven drama, is sterling.
DIRECTOR MICHEL SPINOSA'S DRAMA ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN IN THE THROES OF A MORBID PASSION MAY BE A TOUCH MANIPULATIVE, BUT IT HAS AN IRON GRIP THAT DOESN'T LET GO ANY MORE EASILY THAN ITS HEROINE DOES.
The film sets a fastidious, Chabrol-esque tone in the first few shots, showing Anna (Isabelle Carre) at work as a rare-book restorer in Paris's old Bibliotheque nationale. Anna seems a well-balanced professional sort, but all is not well. Following an unexplained collapse, she leaves the flat where she lives with her mother and deliberately walks into traffic. Recovering from her injuries, she is tended by Dr Andre Zanevsky (Gilbert Melki), for whom she immediately conceives an unrequited passion. At first, her crush seems to be the sort of skittish folly that has provided the material for many a French comedy of misunderstanding, but the depth of Anna's disturbance emerges as she starts pursuing Zanevsky and casting dark looks at his wife.
Divided into chapters, entitled after the phases of pathological erotomania, the film keeps us guessing about what's going on in the mind of this intelligent, sensitive but disturbed young woman. Spinosa artfully keeps the film fluctuating between Zanevsky's view of Anna as a Basic Instinct-style menace, and a sympathetic closeness to this vulnerable woman who's a prisoner of her own psyche. Whatever its narrative unevenness, Anna M. is unfailingly gripping and directed with well-paced, steely concentration. It also represents a tour de force for Isabelle Carre, currently on a career roll. The subtlety of her characterisation reminds you of the early Isabelle Huppert.