Anna is forty years old, has three children, a husband, a job and financial stress. She is always in a rush meeting deadlines, making promises, taking care of things, bringing stuff home and remembering everything, but she never catches up with her husband—she feels she is losing him.
Keenly attuned to the daily obstacles strung across the rocky path of modern motherhood, Zsófia Szilágyi’s intimate debut is a tightly-woven character study, wrought with questions of authenticity and agency. The naturalistic cinematography belies a tornado of unceasing doubts and uncertainties.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria