Berlinale: Programme


Competition

Ana, mon amour

O. Iancu (Executive Producer, Producer), M. Leo, J. Katzenstein (Co-Producers), C. P. Bădescu (Screenwriter), I. Lumânare (Screenwriter, Casting), C. P. Netzer (Director, Screenwriter, Producer), D. Cavallioti, M. Postelnicu (Cast), A. Butică (DoP), D. Bunescu (Editor, Sound Designer)

Moderation: Nikolaj Nikitin

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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.

by
Călin Peter Netzer

Romania / Germany / France 2016

Romanian, Russian

127 min · Colour

With

Mircea Postelnicu (Toma)
Diana Cavallioti (Ana)
Carmen Tănase (Toma's mother)
Vasile Muraru (Toma's father)
Tania Popa (Ana's mother)
Igor Caras Romanov (Igor)
Adrian Titieni (Psychoanalyst)
Vlad Ivanov (Priest Adrian)
Ioana Florea (Irina)
Ionuț Caras (Bogdan)

Crew

Director
Călin Peter Netzer
Screenplay
Călin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul Bădescu, Iulia Lumânare
Director of Photography
Andrei Butică
Editor
Dana Bunescu
Sound Design
Dana Bunescu
Sound
André Rigaut
Production Design
Mihaela Poenaru
Costumes
Augustina Stanciu
Make-up
Christina Paul
Assistant Director
Ovidiu Păunescu
Casting
Iulia Lumânare
Production Manager
Adrian Moroca
Producers
Călin Peter Netzer, Oana Iancu
Executive Producer
Oana Iancu
Co-producers
Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana
Co-production
augenschein Filmproduktion, Köln
Sophie Dulac Productions, Paris

Biography

Călin Peter Netzer

Born in Petroșani, Romania in 1975, his family emigrated to Germany in 1983 and he grew up there. After finishing school he returned to Romania and from 1994 to 1999 studied film directing in Bucharest. After realising a series of short films, he made his feature film debut in 2003 with Maria. His family drama Poziția Copilului (Child's Pose) won the Golden Bear at the 63rd Berlinale in 2013.

Filmography (selection)

1994 Mingea de cârpă (Rag Ball); short film 1995 Ochi uscați (Dry Eyes); short film · Advertising Spot 1996 Hot Line; short film 1997 Maria; short film 1998 Zăpada mieilor (The Snow of the Lambs); short film 2003 Maria 2009 Medalia de onoare (Ehrenmedaille) 2012 Poziţia Copilului (Child’s Pose) 2016 Ana, mon amour

Produced by

Parada Film
Bukarest, Romania
+40 740301855

World sales

Beta Film
Oberhaching, Germany
+49 89 67346980

www.betafilm.com