ANNA (1967) [feature]

France (MIFF 2009 , Anna Karina)
Director: Pierre Koralnik

“An ultra chic (and ultra rare) imported treasure buried deep in the foreign recess of 1960s pop culture.” - Stylus Magazine

The first colour broadcast to appear on French television, Anna is a pop art/comedy/musical written specifically for screen siren Anna Karina, featuring a saccharine-sweet soundtrack of tunes by legendary French composer Serge Gainsbourg, who also stars.

The starry-eyed storyline is about a man obsessively searching for the woman he sees in a photograph, though little does he know she's hiding behind horn-rimmed glasses in the same advertising agency where he works.

A truly charming time capsule of late 60s French savoir faire, Anna is a satisfying sojourn into the psychedelic mod-pop style of musical, and a heartfelt valentine to its titular lady.

Also stars Jean-Claude Brialy and Marianne Faithfull.

--- D Pierre Koralnik P Michèle Arnaud S Jean-Loup Dabadie WS INA L French w/English subtitles TD digibeta/1967

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