Ana, mon Amour

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Romania | 2017 | 130 minutes | Calin Peter Netzer

Romanian filmmaker Calin Peter Netzer's (Child's Pose) latest is a captivating romantic drama and nuanced exploration of living with mental illness about two university students who embark on a passionate, tumultuous relationship. Winner of the Best Director prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

"It was one of the most ambitious, impressive and satisfying films in this year's Berlinale." Geoff Andrew - BFI

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Devout love and debilitating mental illness elope in this gripping romantic drama about two Romanian lovers. At the film's onset, university lit students Toma and Ana are discussing Nietzsche while flirtatiously assessing one another. Soon, things continue in the bedroom, but then Ana suffers a shocking panic attack. Instead of hightailing for more stable pastures, Toma stays to comfort Ana and helps her find a doctor with better prescriptions. So begins a taut love affair told over conjoining timelines that bends traditional chronology. Ana takes Toma to her family home with her country bumpkin mother and stepfather, a visit that reveals past abuses Ana vehemently denies suffering. In the reverse scene with Toma's middle-class family, he is berated by his father for financially supporting a mentally unstable person, but the tumultuous family relations only strengthen the couple's resolve. Ana slowly overcomes her ailments and they become pregnant, but as she gains a career and personal independence, Toma's world begins shuttering as his insecurities fester under the light of Ana's success. Neither can seem to live without the other, even if they may lead each other to ruin.

Director Biography
Romanian filmmaker Calin Peter Netzer dons many hats in the film industry, serving as writer, director, and producer for many of his projects, such as his well-known film Child's Pose. He serves as all three for Ana, mon Amour.

Sponsored by American Romanian Cultural Society

  • Original Language Title: Ana, Ljubavi Moja
  • Director: Calin Peter Netzer
  • Principal Cast: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavalioti, Adrian Titieni, Vasile Muraru, Camen Tanase, Vasile Muraru
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Romania, Germany, France
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 130 minutes
  • Producer: Calin Peter Netzer, Oana Iancu
  • Screenplay: Calin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Badescu, Iulia Lumanare
  • Cinematographers: Andrei Butica
  • Editors: Dana Bunescu
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Berlin International Film Festival 2017 (Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution)
  • Filmography: Child's Pose (2013); Medal of Honor (2009); Maria (2003)
  • Language: Romanian, Russian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Beta Cinema