Ana, mon Amour

A film by Călin Peter Netzer. In roma­ni­an with ger­man sub­tit­les.

Toma and Ana meet at uni­ver­si­ty. A love affair begins that is full of hopes and dreams and suf­fu­sed by the fee­ling that each needs the other in equal mea­su­re. Ana has a com­pli­ca­ted fami­ly back­ground and suf­fers from seve­re panic attacks. Midd­le-class Toma is as sho­cked as he is fasci­na­ted by the deep well of des­pair he encoun­ters in his beloved. Toma gives Ana his com­ple­te sup­port and takes her to see a string of doc­tors. At the same time the two begin to iso­la­te them­sel­ves from their fami­lies and fri­ends. Ana’s weak­ness appears to make Toma stron­ger. When she falls pregnant, Ana embarks on a the­ra­py based on ana­ly­ti­cal psy­cho­ana­ly­sis from which she emer­ges a stron­ger per­son. But then Toma’s world begins to topp­le … Călin Peter Netzer’s film blends roman­tic dra­ma with a stu­dy of men­tal ill­ness and how it is over­co­me. Unfol­ding like a com­plex puz­zle struc­tu­red around Toma’s psy­cho­ana­ly­ti­cal ses­si­ons, the nar­ra­ti­ve plun­ges into the past in a series of sustai­ned flash­backs. Sce­nes from a com­plex mar­ria­ge that reveal nume­rous con­nec­tions to the repres­sed depths and taboos of Roma­ni­an socie­ty.

Rumä­ni­en 2017, 127 Min. , rum. OmU
Regie: Calin Peter Netzer
Kame­ra: And­rei Butică
Schnitt: Dana Bunescu
mit: Mir­cea Pos­tel­ni­cu, Dia­na Caval­lio­ti, Car­men Tana­se, Vasi­le Mur­a­ru