Les rendez-vous d'Anna' takes place almost entirely in trains, stations, hotel rooms and lobbies: anonymous places where people are passing through. Through a number of encounters, we learn a thing or two about the title character; yet it is mainly her antagonists who are talking. Anna listens, and is silent.
The form Chantal Akerman uses aptly manages to evoke the cultural crisis of the 1970s: economic crisis, philosophical malaise, moral and spiritual unease, the uncertainty of a society in which essential values have fallen away and which is now hungover. A key film in Akerman's oeuvre, digitally restored by Lumière very own film archive CINEMATEK.
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